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Glenn Roeder (1955-2021)

Former Gills manager has passed away at the age of 65.

28 February 2021

Glenn Roeder has sadly passed away.

The Football Club is very saddened to learn of the passing of former player and manager, Glenn Roeder, who has died at the age of 65 following a long illness.

The League Managers Association announced the news on Sunday afternoon. 

Roeder, who also managed Newcastle and West Ham United, having enjoyed successful playing spells at Leyton Orient and Queens Park Rangers, began his managerial career at Priestfield in 1992 and ensured the club's survival in the old third division, following a crucial and famous home victory over Halifax in the penultimate league fixture of the campaign in May '93. 

He departed for Watford that summer and went on to be a part of Glenn Hoddle's coaching staff with the England national team. His last role was with League Two Stevenage, in the capacity of Managerial Advisor.

As a player, Roeder operated as a defender and was part of the Orient side that reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup in 1978, and captained the QPR side that reached the Final against Tottenham in 1982. 

The following season Roeder was an ever present as he captained the club to the second division title. 

On hearing of Glenn's death, manager Steve Evans said: "I was privileged to know Glenn. He was without doubt a fantastic person, an outstanding footballer, coach and manager. He has gone far too young and all our prayers and thoughts are with his wife Faith, his daughter Holly and sons Will and Joe.

“Rest in peace my friend as your next journey begins."

Chairman Paul Scally added: "I'd met Glenn on several occasions and he was a great guy with a great knowledge on the game, a genuinely lovely man and a true gentleman. Our thoughts go out to his family and loved ones."


RIP Glenn Roeder




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