Tottenham legend Glenn Hoddle is “responding well” to treatment after being taken to hospital in a serious condition on Saturday.
The former Spurs player and manager collapsed on his 61st birthday while working at BT Sport studios on Saturday morning. As a result of his condition, BT took the decision to cancel their ‘Score’ show.
Hoddle was capped 53 times by England, 44 whilst at Spurs, making him our most capped England player. He initially joined the club on the recommendation of striker Martin Chivers in 1975 and went on to play almost 500 competitive games before moving to Monaco in 1987.
His managerial career saw him take up the reigns at Swindon, Chelsea, England and Southampton before returning to Spurs under ENIC’s ownership.
An update on his condition was provided on Saturday evening by his spokesman, as quoted by the Evening Standard: “Earlier today Glenn collapsed at the BT Sport studios. He received immediate medical attention on set and was subsequently transferred by paramedics to hospital in London.
“The condition is serious but Glenn is currently 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 for their privacy to be respected at this time.”
BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey issued a further update this morning on Glenn’s condition.
The latest news on Glenn is that he is responding well. Any more news & will let you know. Thanks for the care & kind words the last 24 hours.
Right, off for a day with the family. Lots of hugs already…lots still to come!
— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 28, 2018
Best wishes to Glenn and his family.
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