Glenn Hoddle suffered heart attack but 'responding well' in hospital

Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle

Humphrey tweeted: "Our friend & colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning".

It happened on Hoddle's 61st birthday. "Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength".

After Spurs he also played for Monaco - playing alongside present Leicester City manager Claude Puel and with whom he lifted the 1988 Ligue 1 title - Swindon and Chelsea.

BT Sport presenter Mark Pougatch subsequently confirmed that the broadcaster had cancelled its football results show.

Hoddle, capped 53 times for England, was considered to be one of the best players of his generation. "Our thoughts are also with his family and friends at what will be an extremely hard time for everyone who knows him".

This is while Tottenham Hotspur said: 'Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to @GlennHoddle for a full and speedy recovery after he was taken ill this morning'.

He worked at the 2018 World Cup as part of ITV Sport's team in Russian Federation having acted as co-commentator for England internationals for a number of years previously, while he is also a regular on BT Sport's coverage of the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League.

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One of those who played under him, Rio Ferdinand, said recently the Three Lions would have won a World Cup if he had stayed on.

A statement from Hoddle's family said: "The family are grateful to everyone in the football family - and beyond - that have sent kind messages of support, they are very much appreciated".

After quitting active football he managed Chelsea, Southampton and Tottenham in the English top flight, as well as Wolves then in the second division as well as helping Swindon Town gain promotion to the Premier League in 1993.

Hoddle has been married twice, first to Christine Stirling from 1979 to 1998, and again two years later to Vanessa Colbourn, with whom he split in 2015.

The Football Association, via the England team account, wrote: "Worrying news".

"So certainly my thoughts are with him and my prayers are with him". Get well soon, Glenn'.

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