As a television pundit—and indeed, more recently a Bleacher Report columnist too—Hoddle has not been far away from the football spotlight since leaving Wolverhampton Wanders in 2006. The return to top-level competition on fellow former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp's staff is not before time.
For all the ups and downs of Hoddle's long career, he was one of the more influential figures in the English game for the preceding three decades.
Certainly as a player, the best of those years were spent at Tottenham.
"Whatever his perceived shortcomings as the the club's manager," wrote Ivan Ponting and Tom Morgan in their 2008 book, Tottenham Hotspur: Player by Player, "he will be feted as long as Spurs exist for his pure, untrammelled brilliance on the field of play."
With Hoddle back at the Lane this weekend, this article celebrates the 10 greatest moments of his career with the north London club.
The significance of the moment to the individual and the club are naturally the chief criteria behind each placing. Given the exquisiteness of so many of them, too, there is also due deference and recognition to some of Hoddle's greatest goals.
Ultimately there is an element of this writer's personal opinion in deciding what goes where (which you may disagree with).
We begin in 1976, with a teenage Hoddle giving Spurs supporters a great sign of what was to come.