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Alan Shearer has faith in Hoddle's bid for England job
“His coaching was excellent and he had a decent record,” said the Match of the Day sofa-sitter.

ALAN SHEARER HAS backed Glenn Hoddle to be the next England manager if Harry Redknapp is not appointed.

Hoddle – who managed England from 1996 to 1999 – said on Monday his ‘life would be incomplete’ without a second chance to lead his country again. And Shearer believes if Redknapp does not get the job, then Hoddle should be seriously considered.

“His coaching was excellent and he had a decent record,” Shearer told theBBC. “He was successful when he was England manager. On the pitch everyone liked him. He gave me the England captaincy so I thought he was fantastic.”

Hoddle’s tenure as England boss ended after he made insensitive comments about disabled people. And Shearer acknowledged that questions will be asked about the former Tottenham and Wolves boss’ departure from the job in 1999 should he be considered for the position.

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