Former England player and manager Glenn Hoddle taken 'seriously ill'

Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle remains in a "serious condition" after suffering a heart attack, a spokesperson for the former England manager has confirmed in a widely circulated statement.

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

Hoddle collapsed in a London TV studio on his 61st birthday.

"For that reason there will be no @btsportscore - but we will be live as usual for the 5.30 ko at Leicester". Ex-England winger Chris Waddle, with whom Hoddle also played at Tottenham and recorded a hit record "Diamond Lights" said: "Get well Glenn, our thoughts are with you".

Presenter Mark Pougatch said football results show BT Score was cancelled as a result of Hoddle's condition.

Former England manager and Tottenham midfielder Hoddle was considered one of the best players of his generation. "Our thoughts are also with his family and friends at what will be an extremely hard time for everyone who knows him".

"Obviously we all wish him and his family well and I hope he can make a speedy and full recovery".

He went on to manage Tottenham and Chelsea, as well as Swindon, Southampton and Wolves, and led England until he was sacked after a newspaper interview in which he implied disabled people were paying for sins from previous lives.

They said: "The family are grateful to everyone in the football family - and beyond - that have sent kind messages of support".

Swindon Town added: "We would like to take this moment to send our support and best wishes to Glenn Hoddle".

However, the England legend Hobble, who was expected to be part of BT Sports' Score program that report live football action across the United Kingdom could not play any role.

The Football Association, via the England team account, wrote: "Worrying news". Get well soon, Glenn'.

We will keep you updated on the situation surrounding Hoddle as it develops. "All our thoughts are with Glenn Hoddle and his family".

Hoddle has been married twice, first to Christine Stirling from 1979 to 1998, and again two years later to Vanessa Colbourn, with whom he split in 2015.

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