Glen Hoddle in hospital after falling ill at BT Sport studio

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

Presenter Mark Pougatch said football results show BT Score was cancelled as a result of Hoddle's condition.

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

"Our thoughts are with former Blues boss Glenn Hoddle who has been taken seriously ill on his 61st birthday".

Glenn Hoddle is in hospital "getting the best treatment possible" after being taken seriously ill earlier on Saturday. Thoughts are with him and his family.

He went on to manage Southampton, his beloved Spurs and then finally Wolverhampton Wanderers but since he left them in 2006 he has steadily built up a reputation as a respected pundit.

Several hours later, BT Sport provided an update on Hoddle's situation.

I'd like to send my best wishes.

Hoddle, who achieved 53 caps for England, was one of the best players of his generation. Get well soon, Glenn Hoddle, we're all behind you'.

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

Hoddle, who turned 61 today, became unwell before undertaking punditry duties on BT Sport.

The stylish midfielder also represented Monaco under Arsene Wenger before operating as player/manager at Swindon Town and Chelsea.

BT Sport presenter Jake Humphrey revealed the news about the former Tottenham and England worldwide player, 61, who now works as a TV pundit.

He has three children Zara, Jamie and Zoe from his first marriage.

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

"He was a schoolboy at Tottenham when I was there and he was the star player we all looked up to and could never get near".

  • Angelo Rivera