If I died tomorrow my life would be incomplete: Hoddle renews interest in England job
06:49 GMT, 26 March 2012
Former manager Glenn Hoddle wants to lead England on a caretaker basis at this summer`s European Championships.
The 54-year-old took charge of England in 1996 and led them to the World Cup before he was axed in 1999. He has not coached a side since leaving Wolves in 2006.
Interest: Hoddle would like to take England to the Euros this summer
But, with no-one installed as England boss for the summer tournament following Fabio Capello's departure, a number of names and options, in particular Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson and current caretaker Stuart Pearce, have been mentioned.
Hoddle, though, has added his name to that list by telling the Independent that he feels he has unfinished business with the national job.
'If I were to die tomorrow, my life would be incomplete,' he said, referring to his previous stint in charge.
He's been here before: Hoddle took charge of England between 1996 and 1999
'Would I get that opportunity (to manage
England again) Probably not. But I don't dwell on the past and, if we
fast-forward to the present, I think we have a batch of players capable
of going to the Euros and doing well. I find it a very interesting
No move: Redknapp is the favourite to succeed Capello
'Because Stuart Pearce, Harry Redknapp, Roy Hodgson, myself – anyone – who went to the tournament with the status of a caretaker would have the pressure off him and the players would be liberated too, not least those who have been on the fringes and are accustomed to thinking that the manager doesn't fancy them.'
Hoddle, who won 53 caps for England as a player, does not think that using a caretaker coach is too bad an idea, should Redknapp not take the job on a permanent basis, citing the example of England`s rugby union side and their temporary boss, Stuart Lancaster.
'Look at how a caretaker has worked for the England rugby team in the 6 Nations – they've done fantastically,' he added.
'Everyone's got an edge. No-one's sure of a place and everyone has an incentive. So I'd back the FA if they decided not to go for a full-time manager yet. If Harry goes and does well, fine.'