Former England manager Glenn Hoddle seriously ill in hospital

Glenn Hoddle

Hoddle, 61, was taken "seriously ill" after appearing on BT as a pundit on Saturday, the BBC Sport.

Hoddle was due feature live on BT Score on Saturday but was taken seriously ill and presenter Mark Pougatch confirmed that the show had been cancelled.

The club took to Twitter to share their support, they said: "Best wishes to former manager, Glenn Hoddle, after he was taken ill earlier today".

"Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength", Humphrey added.

A club hero at Tottenham, where he played for the majority of a celebrated playing career before later becoming manager in 2001, Glenn Hoddle was capped 53 times by England and scored eight worldwide goals.

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

'One guy from BT Sport was fantastic - he was first aid-trained and he was excellent. Get well soon, Glenn'.

Our thoughts are with him and his entire family.

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Glenn Hoddle, ex Tottenham Hotspur and England manager, is seriously ill in hospital (file photo).

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey revealed the news on Twitter.

Albion boss Hughton said: "It's very sad news".

The stylish midfielder also represented Monaco under Arsene Wenger before operating as player/manager at Swindon Town and Chelsea.

One of those who played under him, Rio Ferdinand, said recently the Three Lions would have won a World Cup if he had stayed on.

His time as manager ended controversially when he was sacked for suggesting disabled people were being made to pay for the sins of past lives.

He went on to manage Tottenham and Chelsea, as well as Swindon, Southampton and Wolves.

Hoddle married second wife Vanessa Colbourn since 2000.

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