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Hoddle on Taylor

Posted on 24 August 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Glenn Hoddle describes Graham Taylor as a 'class act' and has backed him to do the business at Aston Villa.

The former England bosses meet at the Lane this afternoon with Taylor, incredibly, seemingly under pressure in some quarters already.

But Glenn is convinced Taylor will turn things around at Villa Park."He's a class act," said Glenn. "Everyone in football has respect for him for what he achieved at Watford and what he's achieved in the game.

"He'a very astute manager, knows what he wants and I find it absolutely incredible that people are saying what they are saying, but that's the nature of the game at the moment.You lose one or two games and in some quarters, you are under pressure.

"I'm sure Graham will get things right and he'll do things how he wants to do them. He's got far too much experience and knowledge not to."

Glenn told his press conference about the personal touch that sums up Taylor the man.

"I remember Graham writing to me after I got promotion with Swindon, in my first manager's job," he said.

"It really was a nice letter. I'd never met him before but he sent me this letter to congratulate me on that achievement. I've never forgot that.

"You've just got to look at what he did at Watford, getting into Europe. People must be pinching themselves now.

"He has vast experience and knowledge of the game and I think he'll do a good job at Villa, I really do."