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28th Oct 2018

Glenn Hoddle suffered heart attack on Saturday, spokesman confirms

Wayne Farry

Glenn Hoddle

The former England manager remains in hospital after collapsing at BT studios on Saturday

Glenn Hoddle suffered a heart attack on Saturday, a spokesman for the pundit has confirmed.

Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios where he was to appear on BT Sport Score on Saturday when he was taken ill and subsequently rushed to hospital.

It was confirmed yesterday that he was responding well to treatment, but remained in a serious condition.

In a statement released on Sunday, his spokesman said: “Glenn remains in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack yesterday. He continues to respond well to treatment.

“The family are grateful to everyone in the football family – and beyond – that have sent kind messages of support, they are very much appreciated.

“In particular, Glenn and his family would like to publicly thank the BT Sport staff that treated him immediately on set following his collapse.

“Glenn is now in the care of the professional NHS medical services, who have also been exemplary in helping him and the family during the last 24 hours.

“Doctors have advised the most important thing for Glenn is time to rest. Therefore, his family have reiterated the request for their privacy to be respected during this period.”

Following the news of Hoddle’s collapse, a number of colleagues from the television and football world took to social media to send him their best wishes.

In a message posted on Twitter, Robbie Savage also praised a BT Sport employee for rushing to Hoddle’s aid when it became apparent that he was seriously ill.

Simon Daniels, an audio worker for a number of BT Sport shows, was credited with delivering mouth-to-mouth to Hoddle.