Glenn Roeder appointed as Stevenage managerial advisor

Glenn Roeder at the Lamex in 2013. Photo: Harry Hubbard

Glenn Roeder at the Lamex in 2013. Photo: Harry Hubbard - Credit: Archant

Former Newcastle United, West Ham and Watford boss Glenn Roeder has joined Stevenage as a managerial advisor.

The 60-year-old will work with the Sky Bet League Two club until the end of the season.

Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace, said: “Darren Sarll is an excellent young coach who has the respect of the players and understands the DNA of the club but obviously has limited experience as a professional manager.

“Rather than throw away his energy, dedication and skill set to get results, we are instead introducing top level managerial experience and tuition to the management structure and Glenn, having managed in the Premier League is a fantastic addition to our team.

“Glenn will start today and will be at the heart of everything we do until the end of the season.


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“We hope this exciting appointment gives the whole club a lift and sees us start to climb the table in our remaining nine games.”

Roeder has had a distinguished career in football both as a player and as a manager.

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After a successful playing career with the likes of Leyton Orient, QPR and Newcastle United, Roeder moved into management with Gillingham before taking over at Watford.

Spells in the Premier League with West Ham and Newcastle United followed before leading Norwich City.

Most recently, Roeder held an advisory role at Sheffield Wednesday.

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