'Seriously ill' Glenn Hoddle being treated in hospital

Kristopher Nichols
October 28, 2018

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle was rushed to hospital today after collapsing in the BT Sport studio on his 61st birthday.

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey tweeted that Hoddle "was taken seriously ill".

England great Gary Lineker - who along with Hoddle was a pivotal player in England's 1986 World Cup finals campaign where they reached the quarter-finals - tweeted: "Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier".

We would like to send our best wishes to Glenn and all his family at this hard time.

Hoddle is credited with playing a significant role in the transformation of Chelsea into one of Europe's leading clubs.

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

"Everybody in football wishes him well because he's a fantastic football guy".

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. "All our thoughts are with Glenn Hoddle and his family".

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'Earlier today, I'm sad to say, Glenn Hoddle was taken ill. Our thoughts are with you'.

Hoddle managed the national team from 1996-99.

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

"We hope he's able to come through this situation in his life".

He went on to manage Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves, before continuing coaching and his career as a TV pundit.

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

BT Sport has sent out its support saying: 'The thoughts and wishes of everyone here at BT Sport are with Glenn and his family at this time.

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