Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle is reportedly one of candidates for the Newcastle United managerial job.
The 57-year-old is currently working as a first-team coach at Queens Park Rangers, but that does not seem to have deterred Newcastle from having him on their list.
Sky Sports claims that “the Magpies expect to complete the process of identifying candidates for their head coach vacancy within the next 48 hours – with Glenn Hoddle emerging as one of their potential targets”.
According to the report, Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley and chief scout Graham Carr are “drawing up a list of at least six potential candidates” to succeed the departed Alan Pardew.
Hoddle is the latest name to be mentioned in regard to the Newcastle job. Other reported candidates included former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe and St Etienne boss Christophe Galtier.
Former Tottenham boss Hoddle last managed a club in 2006 when he was in charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers and only recently returned to professional coaching with QPR.
The Englishman has made a name for himself as a well-respected TV pundit working for Sky Sports, and he will be a good appointment for Newcastle, if indeed the Premier League club are interested in his services.