Glenn Hoddle reveals how close he came to returning to Tottenham as manager
Glenn Hoddle tells Fenners and Merse how close he came to taking over from AVB at Spurs.
Last Updated: 19/04/14 2:44pm
Hoddle spoke to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy following the sacking of Villas Boas in December, with the former England manager offering to return to White Hart Lane in temporary charge of the first team.
Levy elected to appoint Tim Sherwood as Spurs boss on a short-term contract, although he is now under pressure following a disappointing second half of the season for Tottenham.
"I did have talks with Daniel Levy and the club," Hoddle said. "He wanted a little bit of advice and a bit of a sounding board for himself.
"[I said) 'I am there for you if you want me to take it to the end of the season and then we will have a little look at it then, I would be prepared to do that'.
"I wouldn't do it for any other club for that short period of time. It was just that it is in my DNA. I have loved my time at other clubs, I really have, but being a Spurs supporter since I was eight, going there very young, it is in my blood."
Although he only considered a short-term role with Spurs because of his passion for the club, Hoddle has not completely rejected the idea of returning to management in the future.
"I have never shut the door on it; I have never said to myself that that is it," he said. "I did the academy, which was something that I wanted to do, for three and a bit years down in Spain, helping these kids back in again.
"It is just that at this moment in time I do not feel that I am missing the game at the moment on the coaching or managing side. It is as simple as that.
"I have had many, many offers, lots of different offers, even one last week that was quite tempting but at the moment I am quite happy doing my punditry and getting on."