Former Tottenham and England star Glenn Hoddle is in critical condition after he was rushed to the hospital on Friday night, according to the family’s spokesman.
The former Tottenham Hotspur manager collapsed and suffered a heart attack while on TV during BT Sport’s sport score show.
Hoddle was among the contestants and ex-footballers present in the studio, alongside former West Ham United boss Harry Redknapp and former Chelsea midfielder Steve Sidwell, to mention a few.
The spokesman for Hoddle said, according to Daily Mail:
“His condition is serious but Glenn is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well.”
“Glenn’s family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support.”
Glenn Hoddle spent 12 years playing for Spurs, where he was considered one of England’s most technically gifted players.
He was among the first English players to play abroad when he joined AS Monaco in 1987. He returned to England three years later, becoming player-manager first at Swindon and then Chelsea.
After his retirement as a player, he was appointed as the head coach of the English national team in 1996 and leading the country to the World Cup in France in 1998, where they were eliminated in the second round by Argentina.
Hoddle also went on to manage Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers before quitting football management more than a decade ago and beginning a new career as a tv pundit.