Glenn Hoddle
Glenn Hoddle will make a return to football coaching at QPR after spending time as a punditGetty

Glenn Hoddle will make a return to top flight football after QPR boss Harry Redknapp asked former England manager to help him implement a new formation.

Redknapp wants to his side to play in a 3-5-2 set-up with former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand as a sweeper.

The Hoops boss wants Hoddle to drill his players how to play in the new formation.

His return to football comes after years in the wilderness as a TV pundit for Sky and ITV. His last managerial role came to an end in 2006 when he walked away from Wolverhampton Wanderers citing differences with the club's board after a two-year spell at Molineux.

The 56-year-old has been linked with returns to football and was even touted as a replacement for Roy Hodgson if the FA decided to part ways with the current England manager.

Hoddle used the 3-5-2 formation favoured by Redknapp during his time in charge of Swindon and Chelsea in the 1990s.

The former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder set up his own coaching academy in Spain to give players who had been released by clubs the chance to re-establish themselves.

QPR are likely to use Clint Hill and new signing Steven Caulker alongside Ferdinand as the west London club look to consolidate their Premier League existence.

Hoddle's appointment will not be the first time Redknapp has employed a coach to assist him on the training ground.

Steve McClaren was appointed as his senior coach the last time QPR were in the Premier League before he left to take up the manager's post at Derby.

QPR kick off their Premier League season at home against Hull on Saturday.