Former player and manager says he helped install Wenger at arch-rivals.
Former Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle has revealed that he played a major role in getting Arsene Wenger into the job at Arsenal and thus beginning a trophy heavy spell for the club in the late 90s, according to the Daily Express.
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Hoddle worked under Wenger at AS Monaco for four years, winning the 1988 Ligue 1 title and 1991 French Cup under Wenger’s leadership.
And Hoddle remembered the Frenchman’s influence that he backed his appointment for the Gunners hot seat back in 1996.
“It was enthralling playing for him (Wenger), I enjoyed every single second,” Hoddle said.
“Arsene introduced so many new things to me, his training methods, the warm ups and the warm downs. In all my years at Tottenham, we had never done a warm down.
“We had vitamin injections, all legal of course, all the thinking was way ahead. The physio, Michel Franco, opened my eyes to so many things, he really was a miracle worker.
“Years later, I know Spurs fans don’t like it, but when I was England manager, [Arsenal vice-chairman] David Dein asked me about Arsene, and I just said, ‘go and get him. He will be successful’.”
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