Glenn Hoddle rushed to hospital after collapsing at BT Sport studios

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

The former England manager had appeared on BT Sport's Saturday morning show and had been due to be part of the afternoon live scores show but that was subsequently cancelled.

England great Gary Lineker - who along with Hoddle was a pivotal player in England's 1986 World Cup finals campaign where they reached the quarter-finals - tweeted: "Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier".

"We're right with you, Glenn".

Hoddle, who was celebrating his 61st birthday, played for Tottenham, Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea in a playing career spanning two decades.

"Clearly when these things happen there is concern to the welfare of someone I know well, he signed me for Chelsea and was manager here at Southampton when I was a player".

'One guy from BT Sport was fantastic - he was first aid-trained and he was excellent.

"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. All our thoughts are with Glenn Hoddle and his family".

'Thoughts are with him and his family.

It was at the BT Sport headquarters where Hoddle fell ill today.

'Earlier today, I'm sad to say, Glenn Hoddle was taken ill.

Former midfielder Hoddle, who won 53 caps for his country before managing the team from 1996-99, including at the 1998 World Cup in France, was celebrating his 61st birthday.

Among the clubs that Hoddle managed and played for, Tottenham and Chelsea were quick to send their support. "Our thoughts are with you", West Ham wrote on Twitter.

He was also forced to admit to a "serious error of judgment" after suggesting that disabled people were being made to pay for the sins of past lives. He has three children: Zara Marie, Jamie Glenn and Zoe Ann.

  • Stacy Allen