Sports Letter: Prolonging the Hoddle twaddle

Sir: The FA's decision to renew Glenn Hoddle's contract is as outrageous as it is illogical. Hoddle's stewardship has been one of unmitigated disaster.

It should never be forgotten that Hoddle said Owen was not a natural goalscorer. His persistence with players such as Batty, Anderton and Southgate confirms he is in the kindergarten class as a manager.

John O'Shea

Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin