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Former Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder passes away at the age of 65 after brain tumour battle

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

  • Former footballer and manager Glenn Roeder has passed away at the age of 65
  • Roeder also managed Newcastle, West Ham, Watford, Gillingham and Norwich
  • He is also the only Newcastle manager to win a trophy since 1969 
  • The LMA said they were ‘so very deeply saddened’ to hear of Roeder’s passing

Former Newcastle United manager Glenn Roeder has passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with a brain tumour.

Roeder also managed West Ham, Watford, Gillingham and Norwich City during his coaching career, while he held a coaching position with the England national team under Glenn Hoddle. 

The London-born football figure also had a stellar playing career at Newcastle, playing nearly 200 times in the league for the Magpies – while he also made over 150 appearances for Queen’s Park Rangers.  

Former Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder has passed away at the age of 65 after a brain tumour

Former Newcastle boss Glenn Roeder has passed away at the age of 65 after a brain tumour

Roeder also managed West Ham (above) along with Norwich, Gillingham and Watford

Roeder also managed West Ham (above) along with Norwich, Gillingham and Watford

Roeder also managed West Ham (above) along with Norwich, Gillingham and Watford

The League Managers Association announced they were ‘so very deeply saddened’ to hear of Roeder’s passing in a heartfelt statement on their website. 

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.

Roeder's last job in football saw him take up the role of managerial advisor at Stevenage

Roeder's last job in football saw him take up the role of managerial advisor at Stevenage

Roeder’s last job in football saw him take up the role of managerial advisor at Stevenage

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

Roeder leaves behind his wife Faith and children Holly, Will and Joe along with the rest of his family. 

His last job in football saw him take up a managerial advisor role at Stevenage Borough which he held between 2016 and 2018. Roeder last took up a managerial position at Norwich for a two-year spell between 2007 and 2009.   

Roeder (left) won the Intertoto Cup at Newcastle, the Magpies only trophy to date since 1969

Roeder (left) won the Intertoto Cup at Newcastle, the Magpies only trophy to date since 1969

Roeder (left) won the Intertoto Cup at Newcastle, the Magpies only trophy to date since 1969

But it was at Newcastle where he was best known having won the Intertoto Cup with the Magpies in 2006, thereby becoming the first manager at St James’ Park to win a trophy since 1969.

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. 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.’

More to follow. 


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