Aston Villa are looking for a new manager to replace the departed Tim Sherwood, and Ray Wilkins has suggested to talkSPORT that Villa should move for Glenn Hoddle, due to his impressive record with England.
Wilkins said: “Hoddle would be a great shout [for Villa]. He had the best record as an England manager, with 60% victories.”
Hoddle did enjoy a prosperous time at the beginning for his management career, playing progressive football with Swindon and Chelsea before being named England boss.
His career with the Three Lions was impressive on the field of play, but was marred with off-field issues, and as a manager he struggled after that with Spurs and Wolves.
Hoddle has been out of the management game since 2006, although he did take a short-term role with QPR as a first-team coach last season.
It would be a bold move for Villa to hire Hoddle, and there are no indications that the 57-year-old even wants to get back into management.
He plays exciting, attacking football and knows how to build a strong team, but he is hardly an inspiring choice to hire.
He is well versed in football matters, but has been out of the game for so long he is not experienced with the modern days of the Premier League, and it is hard to imagine Villa’s season ending in anything other than relegation if Hoddle was hired.