Football: Former England manager Hoddle joins task force to improve English football

In this handout image provided by the English Football Association (FA) on September 4, 2013, FA Chairman Greg Dyke addresses the media at Millbank Tower in London on Sept 4, 2013. Dyke announced on Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013, that former England ma
In this handout image provided by the English Football Association (FA) on September 4, 2013, FA Chairman Greg Dyke addresses the media at Millbank Tower in London on Sept 4, 2013. Dyke announced on Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013, that former England manager Glenn Hoddle will be part of a commission investigating how to improve the fortunes of the national team. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP / FA / JAN KRUGER

LONDON (AFP) - Football Association chairman Greg Dyke announced on Wednesday that former England manager Glenn Hoddle will be part of a commission investigating how to improve the fortunes of the national team.

Dyke revealed plans to set up the commission in a speech last month, when he referred to the "frightening trend" of English players being supplanted by foreigners in the Premier League.

Only around 30 per cent of the players currently playing in the English top flight are eligible for selection by England coach Roy Hodgson.

Dyke made the announcement at the Leaders in Football conference at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge stadium in west London.

"Glenn is going to be on the commission and we'll name some more people today," he said.

The England team have not reached the semi-finals of a major tournament since the 1996 European Championship, which they hosted, and the commission will investigate the reasons for their recent failings.

Dyke, who took up his role in July, has set the team the target of winning the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Hoddle, 55, spent three years as England manager and led the team to the last-16 at the 1998 World Cup in France, where they lost on penalties to Argentina.