LONDON, UK. (THECOUNT) — Legendary sports world figure, Glenn Hoddle, has fallen “seriously ill” after collapsing at the BT Sport studios in London, England, on Saturday.

Hoddle, 61 today, was taken ill just after a show went off air at BT Sports, located at, Waterden Rd, London E20 3BS, UK.


He was seen playing table football tennis (Teqball) with other hosts and guests which included Robbie Savage, Steve Sidwell and Harry Redknapp.

The Tottenham, Chelsea and England legend was due to be part of BT Sports’ Score program which commentates on the live action across the UK as it happens. That show was cancelled and host Jake Humprhey revealed that their coverage of Leicester City vs.

“Our friend & colleague Glenn Hoddle was taken seriously ill at the BT Sport studio this morning. Everyone of us is right with you Glenn, sending love & strength,” Humprhey’s said. source

West Ham will go ahead as planned later on Saturday.

The former England manager was regarded as one of the most talented English players of all time and had a glittering playing career at Tottenham, Chelsea, AS Monaco and Swindon.

He has also coached Swindon, Chelsea, Southampton, England, Tottenham and Wolves in the Premier League.