Former England manager Glenn Hoddle 'responding well' after collapsing at TV studio


Former Chelsea player and manager Glenn Hoddle has been taken to hospital after collapsing in the BT Sport studio earlier on Saturday.

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey revealed the news about the former Tottenham and England worldwide player, 61, who now works as a TV pundit.

BT's afternoon live scores show was cancelled as a result of Hoddle's illness but the channel did show the evening Premier League match between Leicester and West Ham.

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

Hoddle is regarded as one of the most talented players to represent England in recent decades.

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

"Glenn's family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support".

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Glenn Hoddle is in hospital "getting the best treatment possible" after being taken seriously ill earlier on Saturday.

Hoddle, who earned 53 England caps, made his name in the 1970s as an outstanding ball-playing midfield player with Tottenham.

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

After retiring as a player, he was appointed England manager in 1996 and took them to the World Cup finals in France in 1998.

The couple got together in 1997 after he walked out on his first wife, Anne, the mother of his three children - Zoe, 35, Zara, 32, and Jamie, 26.

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

His former employers expressed their concern at the information, posting on the official England Twitter account: "Worrying news. Get well soon, Glenn Hoddle, we're all behind you".