Former West Ham boss Glenn Roeder dies at the age of 65

Former West Ham and Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder has died at the age of 65.

A statement by LMA Chair Howard Wilkinson read: “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.  

“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.

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

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