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Former Newcastle United and West Ham manager Glenn Roeder dies aged 65


Glenn Roeder has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with a brain tumour (Picture: Getty)

Former Newcastle United and West Ham manager Glenn Roeder has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with a brain tumour.

Roeder also managed Gillingham, Watford and Norwich City after a 20-year playing career which included long spells at Newcastle, Queens Park Rangers and Leyton Orient.

As well as managing a number of Premier League and EFL clubs, Roeder also spent some time as an England coach under manager Glenn Hoddle.

LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson said: ‘A cultured defender as a player, he managed with a studious style and was always generous with his time and ideas.

‘Glenn was such an unassuming, kind gentleman who demonstrated lifelong dedication to the game. Not one to court headlines, his commitment and application to his work at all levels warrants special mention.

‘Football has lost a great servant today and our sincere condolences go to Glenn’s family and friends.’

LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan added: ‘Glenn achieved so much throughout his lifelong career in the game.

Roeder enjoyed a superb career at Newcastle United and later managed the club (Picture: Getty)

‘After retiring as a player, he became one of the country’s most respected coaches, working across all levels of the professional game, in senior and academy football, and acting as a trusted advisor to many coaches and players.

‘At every club, he chose to develop new talent and to give opportunities to the younger players in his charge.

‘He will be sorely missed by all of the LMA’s members and his colleagues from across the game.

‘Our heartfelt thoughts are with Glenn’s wife Faith, his daughter Holly, his sons Will and Joe and all of Glenn’s family and friends at this difficult time.’

Roeder was in Arsenal’s academy before joining Leyton Orient in the early 1970s. Moves to QPR and Newcastle followed and the defender went on to make 193 appearances at St James’ Park.

After retiring in 1993, Roeder quickly moved into management, enjoying stints at Watford and West Ham before returning to former club Newcastle.

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