Sullivan questions Glenn's style
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Hoddle's style of management has been questioned by a number of players who have left White Hart Lane and Sullivan is the latest to add his views on the subject.
The Scotland international shot-stopper says that he does not blame Hoddle for making his own choices, but says that the former England boss did not even give him the chance to prove himself.
"I don't blame Hoddle. I've been in football long enough to know that opinions change," said Sullivan.
"How many of former manager George Graham's signings are at the club now? But it was his opinion that led him to leave me out of the side.
"I was not progressing at Spurs and nor did I feel I was ever going to. After I came back from my thumb injury and was doing okay in the reserves, I felt I deserved a chance.
"Hoddle turned round to me and said that he didn't really take much notice of reserve games because, as he put it, 'I was playing against a load of kids half the time.'
"He said he would rather see how I was doing in training. At that point I knew that if he wasn't prepared to come down and watch me in competitive matches, it was finished and time to go.
"It was the chairman who actually told me that he was going to offer my name around to clubs. I sort of guessed that a new contract was not coming my way at that point and it was time to look elsewhere."
The former Wimbledon custodian knew his time was up at Spurs and the 33-year-old said he had no choice but to leave.
An injury to Jurgen Macho led to Claudio Ranieri looking for a new keeper as cover for Carlo Cudicini and Sullivan jumped at the chance to move to Stamford Bridge.
"I've got more chance of playing here than at Spurs. Just to be involved in the atmosphere of Champions League games is an experience I can't wait for.
"I've also got an extra year on my contract, which is what I wanted.
"I've not given up on my international ambitions at all. I can see things from Berti's point of view because I didn't do myself any favours in the last match against Ireland."