This is a link to a story about Hoddle from the Observer....it is a long piece, but with some interesting points and plenty of quotes...I have copied out a few below as examples. http://observer.guardian.co.uk/osm/story/0,6903,1053332,00.h tml Tony Cascarino described the effect of Hoddle's man management. 'Grown men feel as if they are being treated as children,' he wrote. 'There is a coldness to him... If Chelsea won, it was because of his decisions, and if we lost, it was our fault - never his.' There is little doubt that he lost the respect of a number of senior players because of the diary. This is David Seaman: 'We thought it was wrong for him to use us as material for his book without our knowledge. None of us like the way the book singled out players and picked on their bad points. It did not help morale at all.' The way in which he shifted the spotlight of blame for England's defeat on to Beckham after the sending off against Argentina; his tendency to belittle players for their technical limitations; his eagerness to display his own skills - 'If he was chocolate,' one England player observed, 'he would eat himself'; the betrayal of confidences in his diary - all these were about a lack of personnel skills, errors that were made worse by Hoddle's refusal ever to accept that they were errors. On leaving, most of them launched well-aimed attacks on Hoddle's management style. He was prone to sulking, they said, and would cold-shoulder anyone who disagreed with him. He would call team meetings, ask for the players' input and then tell them that they were wrong. Tim Sherwood appeared to sum up the feelings of a large part of the squad, when he said: 'No one at Tottenham would shed a single tear if Glenn Hoddle was sacked tomorrow. The dressing room is not together and there is no team spirit. He has absolutely no man-management skills.' Behind only Chelsea, Tottenham were the biggest net investors in players this summer. Yet somehow Hoddle managed to buy three strikers - Helder Postiga, Freddie KanoutÃ© and Bobby Zamora - without securing a defensive midfield player. There is not one ball-winning midfielder in the squad. The fact is, any team will struggle if Darren Anderton is the nearest thing it has to a midfield stopper.