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Hoddle: I spoke to Spurs after AVB sacking

Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle admits he almost returned to White Hart Lane in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas' sacking.

Hoddle was in charge of Spurs from 2001 until 2003 and has now suggested that he was offered the chance to succeed Villas-Boas.

"I nearly went there this time round until the end of the season," Hoddle told BBC London. "I said I was prepared to do that.

"I wouldn't have been prepared to do it for any other club apart from Tottenham because it's in my DNA. Although I've had great times at other clubs, there's just something in there about Tottenham and myself that goes back to when I was eight years old.

"So if that was the case, and it nearly became the case, I would have been happy to go back, but they made their decision and they've moved on."



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