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October 12, 2012updated 16 Oct 2012 3:01pm

27. British journalism’s greatest ever scoops: Glenn Hoddle (The Times, Matt Dickinson, 1999)

By Richard Wilson

Most England football coaches are forced out after a humbling defeat on the pitch; rarely do they get the push for espousing their thoughts on reincarnation.

Glenn Hoddle said in an interview to The Times’s Matt Dickinson that disabled people were paying for sins committed in previous lives.  Tony Blair waded into the debate on the This Morning sofa and Hoddle’s fate was sealed.

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