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Bournemouth skipper Anderton: Hoddle fantastic coach

Bournemouth midfielder Darren Anderton says his former England and Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle is one of the best.

"Glenn had his detractors towards the end, but tactically he was spot-on," Anderton told the Mirror. "In terms of keeping the ball, creating chances and outplay gifted opponents like Argentina, he was a fantastic coach.

"It was an enjoyable team to play in, enjoyable to watch and I wouldn't be surprised if Glenn got the job again one day. He was innovative and, having played under him for Tottenham and England, I would say he was better suited to international football than club management.

"But in the end, people used Eileen as a stick to beat him with, which was unfair on her because she didn't do anybody any harm and helped me. She's one of the reasons I'm still going.

"My hamstring turned to rock after the first day of pre-season training at Tottenham, and I knew I was struggling. Glenn read about it on holiday, rang me up from his sun lounger and gave me the phone number of a lady who might be able to help.

"Looking back I think Glenn preached too much in public about Eileen and he left himself open to ridicule by sending other injured players to see her."

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