Glen Hoddle ‘responding well’ after collapse
GLENN Hoddle was last night in a serious condition in hospital but “responding well” to treatment following his collapse yesterdya morning.
The former England manager was taken ill at the BT Sport studios on his 61st birthday, with BT’s afternoon live scores show cancelled as a result.
A spokesman for Hoddle said: “Earlier today Glenn collapsed at the BT Sport studios. He received immediate medical attention on set and was 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.”
England manager Gareth Southgate, who played under Hoddle for England, said: “My thoughts and prayers are with Glenn Hoddle and those closest to him following today’s distressing news. Everybody across the game is right behind one of English football’s greats and we are willing him to pull through.”