Former England boss Glenn Hoddle 'seriously ill' in hospital

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle 'seriously ill' in hospital

Former England boss Glenn Hoddle 'seriously ill' in hospital

Our friend and colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning.

Hoddle was due feature live on BT Score on Saturday but was taken seriously ill and presenter Mark Pougatch confirmed that the show had been cancelled.

Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker, a former England team-mate of Hoddle, tweeted: 'Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier.

In a statement, he said: "Earlier today Glenn collapsed at the BT Sport studios".

"Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength", Humphrey added.

Tottenham and Chelsea also sent their best wishes to their former player and manager, as did England captain Harry Kane who said his thoughts were with Hoddle.

Hoddle, 61, fell "seriously ill" and is undergoing treatment and a spokesman said he is "responding well".

"Glenn's somebody I've known from the age of 12, 13".

In 2008, he founded the Glenn Hoddle academy in Spain which he set up in memory of his brother Carl, a former Tottenham Hotspur player who passed away aged 40.

'Thoughts are with him and his family. "Our thoughts are with you", West Ham wrote on Twitter.

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

His time as manager ended controversially when he was sacked for suggesting disabled people were being made to pay for the sins of past lives.

Hoddle went on to manage Southampton, Tottenham and Wolverhampton before turning to punditry.

"His family are with him and would like to thank everyone for their support". He has three children: Zara Marie, Jamie Glenn and Zoe Ann.

Hoddle married second wife Vanessa Colbourn since 2000.

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