Glenn Hoddle ‘seriously ill’ after collapsing at BT Sport studios

Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle has fallen ill this morning ahead of BT Sport Score

Hoddle's former England teammate and BT Sport colleague Gary Linker tweeted: "Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier".

Hoddle also played and managed Chelsea, who posted on Twitter: "Our thoughts are with former Blues boss Glenn Hoddle, who has been taken seriously ill on his 61st birthday".

We would like to send our best wishes to Glenn and all his family at this hard time. He burst on the scene in the mid-1970s as an outstanding ball-playing midfielder with Tottenham, and spent 12 years with the London club before joining Monaco.

Today marks Hoddle's 61st birthday. The former England manager was a guest on Soccer With Sav and collapsed after the show.

Hoddle's work at Stamford Bridge saw him appointed as Terry Venables' successor with England and he led a Three Lions side featuring David Beckham and Michael Owen to the last 16 of the 1998 World Cup. He said his words were misinterpreted.

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Hoddle won 53 caps for England while as manager, he took his country to the 1998 World Cup finals in France, qualifying on the back of a memorable 0-0 draw away to Italy. Thoughts are with him and his family.

Des Kelly, another of Hoddle's colleagues on BT Sport Score, said: "Glenn Hoddle has been taken ill and he's being cared for in hospital. We're right with you, Glenn".

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".

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