English Premiership

Hoddle's family grateful for well wishes after legend's heart attack

2018-10-30 07:55
Glenn Hoddle (Getty Images)

London - Glenn Hoddle's family have revealed their gratitude for the outpouring of support for the Tottenham Hotspur legend since he suffered a heart attack on Saturday.

Hoddle collapsed on his 61st birthday shortly before he was due to go on air as a pundit for BT Sport.

He was airlifted to hospital and reportedly underwent surgery to insert three stents.

After being described as being in a "serious condition" on Sunday, Hoddle was said to be awake, sitting up in bed and speaking to his family on Monday.

The former England manager was reported to have been moved out of intensive care as he continued his recovery.

"Glenn and his family are overwhelmed by the best wishes sent from Tottenham Hotspur staff, players, ex-players and most importantly all our tremendous supporters since he was taken ill on Saturday," the statement from the Hoddle family read on Tottenham's official Twitter account.

"It has been a huge comfort to have your support and memories to lift us all at such a difficult time, so thank you."

Widely considered as one of the best English players of his generation, Hoddle won two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup in 1984 during a 12-season career with Tottenham.

He later moved to Monaco, winning the French title in 1987-88.

Hoddle, who made 53 appearances for England, had two player-manager spells with Swindon and Chelsea before being handed the role as England boss.

After a last 16 exit to Argentina in the 1998 World Cup, he lost his job the following year after controversial remarks he made suggesting disabled people were paying the price for sins in past lives in an interview with The Times.

Hoddle went onto manage Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves for short spells before opening a football academy and moving into punditry.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Fulham v Southampton, Craven Cottage 17:00
Everton v Cardiff City, Goodison Park 17:00
West Ham United v Manchester City, London Stadium 17:00
Manchester United v Crystal Palace, Old Trafford 17:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City, The American Express Community Stadium 17:00
Watford v Liverpool, Vicarage Road Stadium 17:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium 19:30
Sunday, 25 November 2018
AFC Bournemouth v Arsenal, Vitality Stadium 15:30
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town, Molineux Stadium 18:00
Monday, 26 November 2018
Burnley v Newcastle United, Turf Moor 22:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2018/19 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.