Far Too Many Foreign Players - And It''s Official!

11 October 2013 01:10
Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has suggested a quota system on foreign players should be implemented in the Premier League to give the national team the best opportunity of success.

Glenn Hoddle: "The rules have got to change in the short term.

"We have to help the England manager to have a better base over the next two or three years to get the experience that these players need in our top league.

"Sixty-eight percent (of players) of the Premier League (are not eligible to play for England) at this moment in time and getting worse over the coming years - if we don''t do anything about it - is too much.

"We have to be ruthless in this. We have to be thinking about English, English and English again.

"Whether it''s the professional end now or whether it''s grooming youngsters coming through, we really do have to - for the sake of English football and international football - give these lads the opportunity.

"The number one criteria (for the commission) is to give the England international team the best possible chance to win the Euros or the World Cup.

"If we don''t do it, it''s going to get worse and worse and we''re going to get further and further away from winning any of those two major trophies.

"You''re always going to get talent coming through. A (Wayne) Rooney, a Michael Owen.

"It''s whether we can get 15 of them coming through at any given two-year period. Then you''re on to something. That''s going to take time."

Source: Newcastle United Mad