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09 Oct 2013 09:46:54

Hoddle set for FA commission role

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke is expected to announce on Wednesday that Glenn Hoddle is to be part of his commission looking at how to improve the England team, Press Association Sport understands.

The former England manager has held talks with Dyke on two occasions and the FA chairman is expected to make the announcement at the Leaders in Football conference in London on Wednesday morning.

Dyke, who took over as chairman in July, believes action is needed to address what he described as a "frightening trend" of the reduction in the number of English players in the Premier League.

The aim of the body will be to improve England's long-term prospects but while Football League chairman Greg Clarke has agreed to be part of it, the Premier League will not have a representative on the commission.

Hoddle, 55, has not confirmed his involvement personally, but his appointment was revealed on the website he co-founded. He also been outspoken over the issue of the lack of English players.

He said recently: "We've got foreign owners, who bring in foreign managers, who bring in foreign players above English players and it's a downward spiral.

"It really is a concern. The pool has gone down from 48% in 1998-99, when I was [England] manager, to 32% this season.

"The England manager's job is a hard job as it is and it's going to get harder and harder unless we re-address it with a rule change."


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