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Glenn Hoddle recuperating back home

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Former England manager Glenn Hoddle has released a statement giving an update on his progress as he returns back home recovering from a heart surgery.

Hoddle had collapsed while working as a pundit at BT Sport studios in October, and it was confirmed that he had suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital where he underwent a successful heart surgery.

The 61-year-old released a statement via a spokesman on Friday thanking medical staff for their efforts and well-wishers in the football community for their messages of support and prayers.

“After being taken ill on Saturday 27th October, Glenn received specialist care at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London,” a spokesman told Sky Sports.

“To aid his recovery from a cardiac arrest, Glenn underwent surgery. He responded well to treatment and is now at home recuperating from the procedure.

“The care that Glenn received from St Bartholomew’s Hospital was exemplary. His family would like to thank the hospital staff and the many people who have sent supportive messages.

“Doctors have outlined that rest is paramount for Glenn now. With that in mind, his family asks politely that their privacy is respected and that Glenn is given time to recover fully.”