Glenn Hoddle: Ex-England manager seriously ill in hospital

Glenn Hoddle

Former England football manager Glenn Hoddle'collapses at BT studios

Former Chelsea player and manager Glenn Hoddle has been taken to hospital after collapsing in the BT Sport studio earlier on Saturday.

Hoddle, who turned 61 on Saturday, was preparing for work in his role as a television pundit for BT Sport when he was taken to hospital.

Spurs also wished their former player well, writing on Twitter: "Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to Glenn Hoddle for a full and speedy recovery after he was taken ill this morning".

He added on social media: "Every one of us is right with you, Glenn, sending love and strength".

Hoddle, who earned 53 England caps, made his name in the 1970s as an outstanding ball-playing midfield player with Tottenham.

Last night, a spokesman for Hoddle said: 'His condition is serious but Glenn is now receiving specialist treatment and responding well. Glenn's somebody I've known from the age of 12 or 13.

BT Sport presented Mark Pougatch said: "You will understand why there's no BT Sport Score this afternoon".

Albion boss Hughton said: "It's very sad news".

"The thoughts of everybody at Wolves are with you".

As a player, Hoddle won the FA Cup and Uefa Cup with Tottenham and also had spells with Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea.

He recovered from the scandal and later went on to manage Southampton, Tottenham and Wolverhampton Wanderers before quitting management in 2006 and beginning a new career as a television pundit. He went on to marry Vanessa Colbourn in 2000, but split from her in 2015.

Glenn has three children, Zara, Jamie and Zoe from his first marriage to Christine Stirling, who he was with from 1979 to 1998.

'Glenn's family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support'.

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