Glenn Hoddle 'Taken Seriously Ill' Ahead Of Appearance On BT Sport

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Glenn Hoddle suffered a heart attack on Saturday, a spokesman for the former England manager has confirmed, as he continues to receive treatment.

Broadcaster Jake Humphrey, who works alongside Hoddle for BT, broke the news of the Tottenham legend's collapse on Twitter earlier in the day.

According to NBC Sports report, the football icon who was celebrating his 61st birthday anniversary, took ill moments the football show went off air.

"Our thoughts are with former Blues boss Glenn Hoddle who has been taken seriously ill on his 61st birthday".

He added on social media: "Every one of us is right with you, Glenn, sending love and strength".

After Spurs he also played for Monaco - playing alongside present Leicester City manager Claude Puel and with whom he lifted the 1988 Ligue 1 title - Swindon and Chelsea.

The 61-year-old was rushed to hospital while working as a pundit for BT Sport, with the United Kingdom broadcaster cancelling their afternoon's football schedule as a result.

Hoddle played 53 times for England and also coached team from 1996-99, handing David Beckham his global debut.

"His family are with him and would like to thank everyone for their support".

Wolves officials sent their best wishes to Hoddle, who managed the club from 2004 to 2006.

BT Sport has shed light on the news with a recent update, they said: "Glenn Hoddle is in hospital and receiving the very best possible treatment". He spent the best years of his career with Spurs, but we remember him fondly for his stint at Chelsea as both a player and manager.

Hoddle, now a TV soccer pundit, is widely seen as one of the most skillful footballers of his generation.

The Football Association, via the England team account, wrote: "Worrying news". Thoughts are with him and his family. Get well soon, Glenn'.

Hoddle guided his country to the 1998 World Cup finals in France, but his tenure ended acrimoniously when his contract was terminated after an interview in which he expressed controversial beliefs about disabled people.