Former England football manager Glenn Hoddle 'collapses' at BT studios

Glenn Hoddle rushed to hospital after collapsing at BT Sport studios

Former England football manager Glenn Hoddle 'collapses' at BT studios

Former England manager and player Glenn Hoddle has been taken to hospital after "collapsing" on his 61st birthday.

Des Kelly, another of Hoddle's colleagues on BT Sport Score, said: "Glenn Hoddle has been taken ill and he's being cared for in hospital".

Other sports personalities were quick to react to the news, and send their best wishes to Glenn.

Dozens wished Hoddle well on social media including former England teammate Gary Lineker who tweeted: "Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier".

Last night, a spokesman for Hoddle said: 'His condition is serious but Glenn is now receiving specialist treatment and responding well.

"Glenn's family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support. They have also asked to respect their privacy at this time".

Several hours later, BT Sport provided an update on Hoddle's situation.

Hoddle was capped 53 times for England and was an integral player for Tottenham during his time at the club.

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"We at BT Sport add to that and we are standing alongside you Glenn and sending you the very best for a speedy recovery".

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

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

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey revealed the news about the former Tottenham and England global player, 61, who now works 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. All our thoughts are with Glenn and his family'.

The show, BT Score, was cancelled because of his condition.

Hoddle has had a turbulent private life and split from his second wife, Vanessa, in 2015 after 15 years of marriage.

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