Former England manager Glenn Hoddle is rushed to hospital

Glenn Hoddle

Glenn Hoddle

Former England and Tottenham footballer Glenn Hoddle has been taken to hospital according to BT Sport presenter Jake Humphreys. Today's show has since been cancelled.

Hoddle fell ill on his 61st birthday at the BT Sport Studio.

"We're right with you, Glenn".

The former Tottenham Hotspur player and manager was appearing on Savage on Saturday this morning but having fallen ill, has been taken to the nearest hospital.

In a statement, he said: "Earlier today Glenn collapsed at the BT Sport studios". All our thoughts are with Glenn and his family'. Get well soon, Glenn Hoddle, we're all behind you'.

"I worked under him when he was manager as one of his coaches, so certainly my thoughts and prayers are with him".

Hoddle was at Chelsea for three years between 1993 and 1996.

The former Spurs midfielder earned 53 England caps and was considered to be one of the players of his generation.

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Former England and Tottenham goalkeeper Ray Clemence urged Hoddle to "stay strong" and Chris Waddle, another of Hoddle's former worldwide team-mates, said: 'Get well soon, Glenn.

Hoddle was sacked as England manager after one tournament - the 1998 World Cup - following a newspaper interview in which he implied disabled people were paying for sins from previous lives.

"The condition is serious but Glenn is now receiving specialist treatment and responding well", the statement read.

As a player, Hoddle won the FA Cup and Uefa Cup with Tottenham and also had spells with Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea.

He lost his job the following year after controversial remarks he made suggesting disabled people were paying the price for sins in past lives in an interview with The Times - the remarks all the stranger as he was an ardent fundraiser for disabled peoples charities.

Hoddle married second wife Vanessa Colbourn since 2000.

'Glenn's family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support'.

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