Glenn Roeder: Factfile

1955: Born on December 13 in Woodford, Essex.1974: Signed for Leyton Orient as an apprentice. He went on to make 115 appearances, scoring four goals.

1955: Born on December 13 in Woodford, Essex.

1974: Signed for Leyton Orient as an apprentice. He went on to make 115 appearances, scoring four goals.

1978: Moved to QPR, playing 157 times for the Loftus Road club, with 17 goals.

1983: Joined Notts County on loan for four games.

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1984: Moved to Newcastle where he was later to become mentor to a young Paul Gascoigne. Roeder left St James' Park after 193 appearances, scoring eight times.

1989: Joined Watford, playing 78 times and scoring two goals in two seasons.

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1992: Became a Gillingham player, making eight appearances for the Kent club.

August - Appointed manager of Gillingham.

1993: Sacked by the Gills after losing 22 of 35 games in charge. But made a return to football when appointed manager of Watford.

1996: Shown the exit door at Vicarage Road.

1997: Appointed assistant to Chris Waddle at Burnley. Left in 1998 when Waddle resigned.

1999: Appointed coach of West Ham.

2001: May - Took temporary charge of the Hammers for the last game of the season following manager Harry Redknapp's departure. Roeder is offered the job full-time later in the summer after the club failed to land first choices Alan Curbishley and Steve McClaren.

2002: February - After turning around a disappointing start to the season, Roeder agrees a new three-year contract.

May - West Ham finish seventh in the Premier League.

2003: April 21 - Roeder taken to hospital for tests after being taken ill following a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough.

April 29 - Roeder is out of intensive care but will require neuro-surgery.

West Ham are confident he will make a full recovery and return to work within two months.

May 11 - West Ham are relegated following a 2-2 draw with Birmingham as a mini-recovery under caretaker manager Trevor Brooking is too little, too late.

August 23 - Hammers lose 1-0 at Rotherham to begin life in Division One with one win, one draw and one defeat.

August 24 - Club announce Roeder is being released from his contract - Brooking again takes charge.

2005: June - Appointed Academy manager at Newcastle.

2006: February - Takes over as temporary first-team manager following the sacking of Graeme Souness.

April: The Premier League give Roeder dispensation to remain in charge until the end of the season. His lack of qualifications meant he could only be in charge for 12 weeks without express permission.

May - Newcastle given dispensation to appoint Roeder as manager, with victory over champions Chelsea on the final day earning them a shot at European football in 2006-07 via the Intertoto Cup.

May 16 - Confirmed as Newcastle manager on a two-year deal.

June 1 - Appoints Portsmouth assistant boss Kevin Bond as his number two.

October 22 - Appoints Nigel Pearson as number two after Bond's sacking following allegations of corruption made by BBC Panorama programme.

2007: March 15 - Newcastle crash out of the UEFA Cup on away goals after throwing away a 4-2 first-leg advantage against AZ Alkmaar, losing 2-0 in Holland.

May 5 - Fans chant for Roeder to be sacked during and after the 2-0 home defeat by Blackburn.

May 6 - Roeder resigns as Newcastle manager.

October 30 - Appointed manager of Norwich on a two-and-a-half-year deal.

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