Former Sheffield Wednesday advisor Glenn Roeder passes away

Glenn Roeder has endured a long battle with a brain tumour, and has tragically passed away.

By Joe Crann
Sunday, 28th February 2021, 5:34 pm
Former Sheffield Wednesday advisor Glenn Roeder with Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri
Former Sheffield Wednesday advisor Glenn Roeder with Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri

Roeder, who spent a short spell at Hillsborough as one of Dejphon Chansiri’s advisors in 2015, was well respected within the game, winning the Intertoto Cup with Newcastle United back in 2006.

The League Managers Association confirmed the sad news on Sunday afternoon, saying, “The LMA is so very deeply saddened following the death of member Glenn Roeder, at the age of 65, after a long battle with a brain tumour.

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“Glenn was a highly respected and much loved member of the coaching fraternity, having managed Gillingham, Watford, West Ham United, Newcastle United and Norwich City, and having served as a coach under Glenn Hoddle for the England national team.”

In tribute to Roeder, the LMA’s Chairman – and former Wednesday player and manager - 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.

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

Meanwhile, the LMA’s Chief Executive Richard Bevan, added, “He will be sorely missed by all of the LMA’s members and his colleagues from across the game. Our heartfelt thoughts are with Glenn’s wife Faith, his daughter Holly, his sons Will and Joe and all of Glenn’s family and friends at this difficult time."

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