Former England player and manager Glenn Hoddle taken 'seriously ill'

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Former England manager and player Glenn Hoddle has been taken to hospital after "collapsing" on his 61st birthday.

Following Hoddle's collapse, the decision was taken to postpone the BT Sport Score show, which Hoddle was due to appear on at 2.45pm.

Former teammates and colleagues in the media sent well wishes to Hoddle and his family.

The first update on Hoddle's condition came on Saturday evening courtesy of his spokesperson.

Later in the day, Humphrey provided an update on Hoddle's condition, saying: "The condition is serious but Glenn is now receiving specialist treatment and responding well".

'Thoughts are with him and his family.

"They have also asked for their privacy to be respected at this time".

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BT Sport presenter Mark Pougatch said: "You will understand why there's no BT Sport Score this afternoon". Obviously we all wish him and his family well and I hope he can make a speedy and full recovery.

A club hero at Tottenham, where he played for the majority of a celebrated playing career before later becoming manager in 2001, Glenn Hoddle was capped 53 times by England and scored eight global goals. Get well soon, Glenn Hoddle, we're all behind you'.

Hoddle won 53 caps for England while as manager he took his country to the 1998 World Cup finals in France, qualifying on the back of a memorable 0-0 draw away to Italy.

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey tweeted that Hoddle "was taken seriously ill".

Hoddle has had a turbulent private life and split from his second wife, Vanessa, in 2015 after 15 years of marriage.

England captain Harry Kane also sent a message, in conjunction with Tottenham, writing: "Thoughts are with Glenn Hoddle".

Glenn Hoddle, ex Tottenham Hotspur and England manager, is seriously ill in hospital (file photo).

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