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Lineker pays tribute to Hoddle

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Former England international striker Gary Lineker has paid tribute to Glenn Hoddle after the former England head coach suffered a heart attack on Friday night.

Lineker, who works as a pundit for BBC, paid tribute to Glenn Hoddle at the start of tonight’s Match of the Day, after the former Southampton boss was taken to hospital in a serious condition on Saturday.

“Hello, we’d normally come on air and tell you about the games to look forward to seeing in the show. This, though, is no ordinary Saturday,” Lineker said, according to BBC.

“First, everyone at Match of the Day sends our best wishes to Glenn Hoddle who collapsed while working for BT Sport.

“Glenn was transferred to a hospital in London and we are told his condition is ‘serious’.

“He is currently receiving specialist treatment and is responding well.

“His family have thanked everyone for their support and our thoughts are with them and Glenn.”

Hoddle who managed England during the World Cup in France in 1998, also managed three other English clubs, namely, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers.