Sunderland considered Hoddle before Poyet appointment

Sunderland considered Glenn Hoddle for the manager's job before going with Gus Poyet.

Sunderland considered Glenn Hoddle for the manager's job before going with Gus Poyet.

The Daily Star Sunday says the ex-England boss was not officially approached by the Black Cats but was sounded out by a third party.

That followed Hoddle, 55, being recommended to owner Ellis Short by a highly- respected football figure.

It seems, though, that both Sunderland and Hoddle himself were unsure about the ex-Tottenham hero taking over at the Stadium of Light being the right move.

Poyet, somewhat ironically, was a player under Hoddle at White Hart Lane.

 
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