FORMER England boss Glenn Hoddle is bringing his Spanish-based football academy to Buckinghamshire.

Bisham Abbey will be the new location for the legendary Tottenham Hotspur midfielder's development centre.

Young players released by professional clubs are given a second chance at the The Glenn Hoddle Professional Football Development Centre.

Ex-Wycombe Wanderers player Ickechi Anya has been one of the young footballers to benefit from the academy – being plucked from non-league obscurity to sign for top flight Spanish side Sevilla.

In January some of the academy's players secured deals with Championship, League One and Conference clubs in England.

The switch from Spain to the National Sports Centre at Bisham Abbey, just over Marlow Bridge, brings the academy closer to its main market for players.

The current group of 25 players will be tested this week in a game against an MK Dons XI.

Glenn Hoddle told the academy website Bisham Abbey had “impressive facilities” and was “a centre we know very well”.

The England team have traditionally used Bisham as a training base.

He said: “With our return to the UK we will now be hosting trial games at a variety of venues across the country, giving released players a second chance of a career at the highest levels of the game.

“This time of the year players are released from their clubs and I am very pleased that more and more players and their clubs see the Glenn Hoddle Academy as their route back into the professional game.”