A quarter of a century since he last kicked a football professionally, and 14 years after his last coaching role, Spurs legend Glen Hoddle has slowly become arguably one of the most beloved Methuselah-esque figures to opine on the beautiful game. Furthermore, despite the ignominious and rather embarrassing end to his England coaching career, every passing year he seems to get a bit more revered. Rio Ferdinand has been one of the more prominent names to have been outspoken on the effect the former international had on the Three Lions’ set-up, referring to Hoddle as the best England coach he ever had. Of course, the endearment was further illuminated by that near-fatal cardiac arrest Hoddle suffered in the BT Sport studio in 2018.
For a brand new Premier League season, hot on the heels of the last due to obvious external circumstances, Hot Hod will be bringing a weekly podcast with those recognisable Middlesex tones to listeners worldwide. The former England, Spurs, Chelsea, Swindon, Southampton and Wolves manager is having a gander, week by week, at all of the top stories in the Premier League and other top quality sporting events in, admittedly not the most imaginatively titled pod, ‘The Glenn Hoddle Footy Show’.
Every week Glenn will take a look back at the weekend’s footy action and all the headlines, giving his views on all of the leading topics in the world of sport, with special guests joining him along the way.
So far, Glenn has looked back at the first few weekends of the new 2020-21 Premier League season, the gluttony of goals the footy fanatic has been privileged to, and given his view on some of the top transfers including Thiago Alcantara to Liverpool and the return of Gareth Bale to Hoddle’s own old stomping ground at Spurs. He’s also previewed the marquee matches for the following gameweeks, and there’s even been a bit of golfing action thrown in for good measure (how much this is related to the Bale move is for you dear listener/reader to decide!)
Dubbed the ‘Hoddcast’ (muuuuch better), it is available worldwide, every Sunday evening from 8.30pm UK time, a perfect footy affable ambrosia to prepare yourself for the working week ahead and give you a thirst for more Premier League action when you’ve only just had your fill.