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Glenn Hoddle taken to hospital after collapsing at BT Sport studios

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Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT Sport studios (Picture: Getty)

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

Hoddle was due feature live on BT Score on Saturday but was taken seriously ill and presenter Mark Pougatch confirmed that the show had been cancelled.

The ex-midfielder earned 58 caps for England before going on to manage the national side from 1996 to 1999.

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He played for Tottenham, Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea over the course of an esteemed career in the professional game.

Hoddle was also player-manager at Chelsea, where he brought in Ruud Gullit, who took over the reins at Stamford Bridge when he was appointed England boss.

Hoddle managed the Three Lions from 1996 to 1999 (Picture: Getty)

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey tweeted: Our friend & colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning.

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For that reason there will be no BT Score – but we will be live as usual for the 5.30 ko at Leicester. Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength.

Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength.

Our friend & colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning.

For that reason there will be no @btsportscore – but we will be live as usual for the 5.30 ko at Leicester.

Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength ❤

— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) October 27, 2018

Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier. Thoughts are with him and his family. Come on Glenn.

— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 27, 2018

Gary Lineker passed on his best wishes to Hoddle and his family after hearing the news.

Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier, the former England striker tweeted.

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

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