Graeme Souness outlines why Glenn Hoddle did not want West Ham job

General view outside the stadium prior to the Carabao Cup Third Round match between West Ham United and Bolton Wanderers at The London Stadium on September 19, 2017 in London, England.

Would Glenn Hoddle have been a good managerial appointment for West Ham United?

LONDON, United Kingdom:  (FILES) Newcastle manager Graeme Souness directs his players during a premiership match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in this 19 November 2005 file photo....

Former Liverpool and Rangers midfielder Graeme Souness has revealed to The Times that Tottenham Hotspur legend Glenn Hoddle did not take the managerial job at West Ham United due to the presence of Karren Brady.

Brady has been the vice-chairman of West Ham since 2010, having previously worked at Birmingham City as the Managing Director.

Liverpool legend Souness has revealed that former Tottenham Hotspur star Hoddle did not apply for the managerial job at the Hammers when it came up due to the presence of Brady.

Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle and Assistant John Gorman look troubled by Spurs poor performance during the FA Barclaycard Premiership match between Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham at White Hart...

“I found managing the players difficult and working for the board doubly so,” Souness wrote in The Times.

“I remember saying to Glenn Hoddle when someone was sacked at West Ham: ‘That would be a good job for you’, and he said he didn’t fancy working with Karren Brady there.

“I said: ‘Glenn, there’s a Karren Brady at every football club now, and they think they know more than you and me put together’.”

Birmingham City's Chairman David Gold (L) and Managing Director Karren Brady (R) share a light moment as club co-owner David Sullivan (foreground-R) looks on before the kick off against...

Hoddle recently worked as a first-team coach at Queens Park Rangers, but the Tottenham legend has not worked as a manager since 2006 when he was in charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The former England midfielder would be a good managerial appointment for any club, but West Ham are doing quite well without him at the moment.

Although things are not going as well as expected at the London Stadium, Slaven Bilic is a very good manager who should be able to achieve success with the Hammers this season.

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