Glenn Hoddle on 'the main job' facing Newcastle United

Harry Redknapp with Glenn Hoddle at QPR training

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle says Newcastle United have to 'stop the bleeding'.

Former Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and England manager Glenn Hoddle was asked on talkSPORT what he would do if he was in charge at Newcastle United.

Hoddle was pressed by presenters on talkSPORT over what it would take for him to become Newcastle’s next manager and how he would go about business at St James’ Park, with the Magpies looking to end an eight game losing streak.

“At this moment in time, you wouldn’t look further than three games because you’d need to get in there and do the business,” said Hoddle.

“The long term plan would happen in pre-season, but for now the job is to stop the bleeding and keep the club in the Premier League – Communication would have to be the number one aspect of it.”

Newcastle are under massive pressure at the moment and just two points above the bottom three in the Premier League.

Right now, it’s all about getting points on the board and ensuring that the club doesn’t suffer from a drop down into the second flight of English football.

Everyone needs to pull together before the forensic examination, which is guaranteed to follow this summer, as officials and players try to work out what’s gone wrong at the club.

Staying up would be a good achievement based on the way Newcastle have been playing and then positive steps can be taken in the transfer market, as the club looks to trim the fact and bring in players who are going to raise the overall quality levels.

Newcastle should be aiming far higher than their current position and hopefully the club can build a more positive future beyond this summer.

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