Former Chelsea and England manager Glenn Hoddle remains in serious condition in hospital after a heart attack, as it is confirmed by his spokesperson.

The former Tottenham midfielder collapsed on Saturday morning in the BT Sport studios and was emergently taken to hospital for treatment.

Hoddle also played for the Blues between 1993 and 1995 and by the time he was acting as the player-manager at Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, the 61-year-old’s spokesperson has confirmed the former England international is in a serious condition.

A spokesperson for Hoddle 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.”

Different football followers, fans and former teammates have immediately taken time to wish Hoddle a quick recovery.

England manager Gareth Southgate said: “My thoughts and prayers are with Glenn Hoddle and those closest to him following today’s distressing news.”

“Everybody across the game is right behind one of English football’s greats and we are willing him to pull through.”

Former England team-mate Gary Lineker wrote on Twitter: “Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier.”

“Thoughts are with him and his family. Come on Glenn.”

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