Glyn Hodges

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Glyn Hodges
Personal information
Full name Glyn Peter Hodges
Date of birth (1963-04-30) 30 April 1963 (age 51)
Place of birth Streatham, England
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Stoke City (Under-21 coach)
Youth career
Wimbledon
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1987 Wimbledon 232 (49)
1981 Koparit (loan) 12 (6)
1987 Newcastle United 7 (0)
1987–1990 Watford 86 (15)
1990–1991 Crystal Palace 7 (0)
1991–1996 Sheffield United 147 (19)
1996 Derby County 9 (0)
1996–1997 Sing Tao 10 (4)
1997–1998 Hull City 19 (4)
1998–1999 Nottingham Forest 5 (0)
1999 Scarborough 1 (0)
Total 535 (97)
National team
1984–1996 Wales 18 (2)
Teams managed
2001 Barnsley (Caretaker)
2002–2003 Barnsley (Caretaker)
2013– Stoke City U21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Glyn Peter Hodges (born 30 April 1963[1]), is a Welsh football manager and is Senior Professional Development Coach at Stoke City. During his playing career he played for Wimbledon, Newcastle United, Watford, Crystal Palace, Sheffield United, Derby County, Hull City, Nottingham Forest and Scarborough. He also played 18 times for the Welsh national side, scoring twice.[1]

Football career[edit]

Hodges started his playing career with Wimbledon and made more than 200 appearances for the Crazy Gang during seven years at the club.[1] He had a brief spell with Newcastle United before returning south to join Watford in 1987 to reteam with ex-Wimbledon manager Dave Bassett. In the summer of 1981 Hodges played in Finland for Koparit.

He made over 100 appearances at Vicarage Road, enjoying four years at the club, and being voted Player of the Season in 1989, before joining Crystal Palace in 1991. His spell with the Eagles was short lived and the winger moved to Sheffield United and linked up once again with Bassett.

Hodges' five years at Bramall Lane were successful and he made more than 150 appearances for The Blades before moving to Derby County for a brief spell in 1996. After a year in Hong Kong with Sing Tao (football), Hodges returned to England for a brief spell at Hull City.[1] However, a big club clause in his contract allowed a move to Nottingham Forest to link once again with Bassett as a potential coach. However, an injury crisis at the start of the 1998–99 season meant Hodges was drafted in as a player. Brief spells at Total Network Solutions and Scarborough followed before Hodges retired in 2000.

Coaching career[edit]

The former Dons man arrived at Barnsley in August 2000 to link up with his old friend Bassett again. His work with the reserves had seen the side regularly challenge for honours both in the league and cup.

He was appointed caretaker manager for the first time back in October 2001 following the dismissal of Nigel Spackman and was in charge for just four games before Steve Parkin left Rochdale to take over The Tykes.

Parkin's tenure lasted just nine months as he was dismissed, with the club going into administration following their relegation to Division Two. Hodges again became caretaker manager and remained in charge for the remainder of the season up until the summer of 2003. Then, with the club in desperate trouble financially, Hodges was replaced by Gudjon Thordarson, who was part of the consortium that took control of the club in June 2003.

In early 2004, Glyn Hodges joined Mark Hughes in the Wales International set-up, becoming Wales Under 21 manager. Despite making "positive strides," Glyn was removed from his role by John Toshack's shake up of the Football Association Wales staff in December 2004

Glyn then rejoined his former boss, Mark Hughes, as Blackburn Reserve team manager. In July 2008 Glyn announced he was to leave Blackburn Rovers whereupon, after a month of delays, he followed Hughes to Manchester City, being appointed again in the role of Reserve Team Manager. However he became unemployed on 19 December 2009 when Mark Hughes and his complete backroom staff were relieved of their duties at the club.

Glyn subsequently spent a brief spell at Leeds United as a coach before re-joining Mark Hughes as First team coach at Fulham in October 2010.[2] He then worked at Queens Park Rangers and on 2 July 2013 he joined Stoke City as under-21 coach.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other[A] Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Wimbledon 1980–81 Fourth Division 30 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 34 5
1981–82 Third Division 34 2 1 0 2 0 6 1 43 3
1982–83 Fourth Division 37 9 0 0 1 0 3 0 41 9
1983–84 Third Division 42 15 2 0 6 3 1 0 51 18
1984–85 Second Division 22 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 27 3
1985–86 Second Division 30 6 1 0 3 0 0 0 34 6
1986–87 First Division 37 9 4 2 2 0 0 0 43 11
Total 232 49 15 2 16 3 10 1 273 55
Koparit (loan) 1981 Mestaruussarja 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 6
Total 12 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 6
Newcastle United 1987–88 First Division 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Total 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
Watford 1987–88 First Division 24 3 5 0 4 1 0 0 33 4
1988–89 Second Division 27 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 30 5
1989–90 Second Division 35 7 3 1 1 0 0 0 39 8
Total 86 15 8 1 5 1 3 0 102 17
Crystal Palace 1990–91 First Division 7 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 11 1
Total 7 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 11 1
Sheffield United 1990–91 First Division 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 4
1991–92 First Division 26 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 30 3
1992–93 Premier League 31 4 7 2 3 0 0 0 41 6
1993–94 Premier League 31 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 34 2
1994–95 First Division 25 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 27 4
1995–96 First Division 22 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 27 3
Total 147 19 16 3 8 0 0 0 171 22
Derby County 1995–96 First Division 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0
Sing Tao 1996–97 Hong Kong First Division 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4
Hull City 1997–98 Third Division 18 4 1 0 1 0 2 0 22 4
Nottingham Forest 1998–99 Premier League 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Scarborough 1998–99 Third Division 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Career Total 534 97 40 6 34 5 15 1 623 109
A. ^ The "Other" column constitutes appearances and goals in the Football League Group Cup, Football League Trophy and Full Members Cup.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Football League Career Stats". Neil Brown. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Senior Coaching Changes". Fulham FC. 17 October 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hodges' Key Role". Stoke City F.C. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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