Former Tottenham Hotspur player and manager Glenn Hoddle is in the hospital today. Hoddle became “seriously ill” after an appearance as a television pundit with BT Sport, and according to accounts, collapsed in the studio. The incident did not happen on camera.
According to the BBC, a spokesman for Hoddle said that Hoddle is responding to treatmen.
“Earlier today Glenn collapsed at the BT Sport studios - he received immediate medical attention on set and was transferred by paramedics to a hospital in London.
”His family are with him and would like to thank everyone for their support. They have also asked to respect their privacy at this time.
“The condition is serious but Glenn is receiving specialist treatment and responding well.”
There has been no indication of what kind of illness afflicted Hoddle or how long before he would recover.
Tweets and messages of support have been pouring in for Hoddle, starting with Tottenham Hotspur, who have been updating supporters on Glenn’s status via Twitter.
Everybody at the Club sends their best wishes to @GlennHoddle for a full and speedy recovery after he was taken ill this morning.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 27, 2018
Hoddle had 12 year career with Tottenham as a player, making 377 appearances and scoring 88 goals as a midfielder, also winning the FA and League Cups during his tenure. He was also Tottenham’s manager from 2001-2003. Hoddle also managed England during the 1998 World Cup. A fan favorite, Hoddle has been a notable face of the club in the years since his retirement, both as an informal club ambassador and football pundit.
We at Cartilage Free Captain wish Hoddle a swift and full recovery.