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​Ex-West Ham, Newcastle and Norwich boss Roeder dies aged 65

Former Watford, West Ham, Newcastle and Norwich manager Glenn Roeder has died after a long battle with illness.

Roeder, who played professionally as a defender, went on to manage several English clubs after his retirement.

He also played a role within the England coaching department under Glenn Hoddle.

The Englishman achieved success as a manager with West Ham, leading them to seventh in the Premier League in 2002.

He also won the Intertoto Cup with Newcastle United.

"A cultured defender as a player, he managed with a studious style and was always generous with his time and ideas," said LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson.

"Glenn was such an unassuming, kind gentleman who demonstrated lifelong dedication to the game. Not one to court headlines, his commitment and application to his work at all levels warrants special mention.

"Football has lost a great servant today and our sincere condolences go to Glenn's family and friends."

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