Former England manager Glenn Hoddle won 53 international caps as a player, scoring eight times. The creative midfielder twice played in the FIFA World Cup™, with a cameo appearance at Spain 1982 before figuring more prominently at Mexico 1986, where he was one of the Three Lions players left trailing in Diego Maradona's wake as he scored the winning goal in a 2-1 quarter-final victory for Argentina.

As a manager, his England team were beaten on penalties by the same country in the second round of the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Hoddle caused controversy by omitting Paul Gascoigne from his squad for that tournament and reportedly taking faith healer Eileen Drewery to France as part of his coaching staff.