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Glenn Roeder had a successful career as a player before heading up Gillingham, Watford, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Norwich City and serving as the English head of Glenn Hoddle’s coaching staff

Former Watford, West Ham and Newcastle manager Glenn Roeder has died at the age of 65 after a long battle with a brain tumor

Roeder also managed Gillingham and Norwich City and acted as coach under Glenn Hoddle for the English national team

He played over 500 times as a defender for a number of clubs including Leyton Orient, QPR, Newcastle and Watford

Roeder was the captain of the QPR in 1982 in the FA Cup final against Tottenham, which they lost after a repetition, and in 1983 for the title in the second division

We are deeply saddened by the death of our former player and manager Glenn Roeder at the age of 65. Everyone at #NUFC’s thoughts are with his family and friends rest in peace, Glenn 🖤🤍 pictureTwittercom / Oo8JWIOhao

In Newcastle he made 219 senior appearances in five years and led them to promotion from the second division in 1984

He ended his 20-year career on the pitch as a Gillingham player / manager, a move that cut his teeth as a coach

In April 2003 Roeder was diagnosed with a brain tumor during his tenure at West Ham

This resulted in him having to undergo surgery and a recovery period before returning to the role in July of that year

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News of Roeder’s death was confirmed in a statement issued by the League Managers’ Association (LMA), which included the organization’s chairman Howard Wilkinson, who paid tribute to him

“A cultivated defender as a player, he did it with a hardworking style and always been generous with his time and ideas,” said Wilkinson

“Glenn was such a humble, kind gentleman with a lifelong devotion to the game. His dedication and application to his work at all levels deserve special mention

“Football lost a great servant today and our condolences go to Glenn’s family and friends”

We all at Watford FC are very saddened by the death of former player and manager Glenn Roeder, thoughts of all of us go with his family and friends during this sad time, RIP, Glenn 💛 picTwittercom / 2GDs9jCvsG

Richard Bevan, CEO of LMA, added: “Glenn has achieved so much in his lifelong career in the game

“After retiring as a player, he became one of the most respected coaches in the country He has worked at all levels of professional game, in senior and academy football, and has acted as a trusted advisor to many coaches and players

“In every club he has decided to develop new talent and give the younger players in his care opportunities

“He will be sorely missed by all members of the LMA and his peers throughout the game

“Our heartfelt thoughts go with Glenn’s wife Faith, his daughter Holly, his sons Will and Joe, and Glenn’s family and friends at this difficult time”

RIP Glenn Roeder’s great player & had a great career in the game Top guy he was too early At 65 Can you imagine him on the ball now? We all knew he was going to take the step, but everyone fell for it

Roeder’s former clubs soon paid tribute, and Newcastle shared several pictures of his time as a player and manager at the St James’ Park

The magpies wrote: “We are deeply saddened by the death of our former player and manager Glenn Roeder at the age of 65

“Everyone at NUFC’s thoughts are with his family and friends rest in peace, Glenn”

A tweet from Norwich read: “Norwich City is deeply saddened by the death of our former manager Glenn Roeder

“The thoughts of everyone in the club are with Glenn’s family and friends at this very sad time”

Norwich City is deeply saddened by the death of our former manager Glenn Roeder, the thoughts of everyone in the club are with Glenn’s family and friends during this very sad time

West Ham also expressed condolences and tweeted: “We are deeply saddened by the death of our former manager Glenn Roeder at the age of 65

“Everyone in the club’s thoughts are with Glenn’s family and friends. Rest in peace, Glenn”

Gary Neville worked with Roeder when he played in England and also paid tribute to his former coach

Neville said, “I’ve worked with him for a couple of seasons. He was a fantastic person who was very respected by all the players and it’s really sad news”

It’s so sad to hear the news that Glenn Roeder passed away. The man who believed in me and gave me my @NuFC debut gave rest in peace🙏🏻 pictureTwittercom / ehBuXRpoGS

Don Hutchison, who played under Roeder for West Ham, paid an emotional tribute and shared a touching memory of their time together

Hutchison wrote on Twitter: “I’ll never forget when my father died. The gaffa told me to get in my car to Newcastle and visit him quickly

“Glenn phoned me every 5 hours of my trip! Sleep well, Gaffa

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