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Glenn Hoddle eyes up Spurs managerial position

Former Tottenham Hotspurs manager Glenn Hoddle has said he is ready to take on the side for a second time, after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked on Wednesday.

The ex-England boss is second favourite among bookmakers for the post - behind Tim Sherwood - and confirmed his interest in the job.

Former Tottenham Hotspurs manager Glenn Hoddle. Credit: PA

The 56-year-old sat in the White Hart Lane dugout between 2001 and 2003 and is currently without a club, having last managed at Wolves in 2006.

Speaking on Sky Sports 1 he said: "If I was offered the job, yes I would want to go back, even if it was for the sake of the club. (Interim manager) Tim (Sherwood) is in pole position here."

Hoddle on English players row: 'The rules are the rules'

Glenn Hoddle told ITV News that "the rules are the rules", when he was asked about Jack Wilshere's comment that "only English people" should play for England.

The former England manager also said the FA needs to be "ruthless" and change the English game so the country can produce more home-grown talent.

Hoddle, who has been appointed on an FA commission tasked with improving the England national team, said: "In the past we've lost a lot of talent to other countries.

"There was a really good spell where the Irish had some fabulous players that were English-based but they went and they played for Ireland which is fair because the rules are the rules.

"I'm not adverse to having those rules changed to benefit English football, we've got to be that ruthless."