Football: Hoddle interests Monaco

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AIME JACQUET'S decision to stand down as coach of France after the World Cup finals this summer could spark a chain of events that lead Glenn Hoddle back to Monaco as coach.

Jean Tigana, who played alongside Michel Platini in midfield when France won the European Championship on home soil in 1984, is highly regarded for the work he has done as the coach of Monaco, where he has signed a contract that runs until 2001. However, if Tigana was offered the national job, the club would be certain to let him go.

The Monaco board have already intimated that, if they found themselves looking for a new coach, Hoddle would be their first choice. The England coach had a successful spell as a player with the French league club after he left Tottenham.