Glenn Hoddle latest: Tottenham and Chelsea favourite recovering at home after suffering heart attack

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Update

The 61-year-old was taken to hospital in October and his family have since thanked hospital staff for their ‘exemplary care’

Glenn Hoddle is “recuperating at home” after suffering a cardiac arrest last month.

A spokesman for the former Tottenham, Chelsea and England player said on Friday that Hoddle, who fell ill shortly after finishing work for BT Sport, had received “exemplary care” from St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

Hoddle appeared in good spirits and fine health during his morning appearance on BT Sport

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Hoddle appeared in good spirits and fine health during his morning appearance on BT Sport

“After being taken ill on Saturday 27th October, Glenn received specialist care at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London,” a statement read.

“To aid his recovery from a cardiac arrest, Glenn underwent surgery. He responded well to treatment and is now at home recuperating from the procedure.

“The care that Glenn received from St Bartholomew’s Hospital was exemplary. His family would like to thank the hospital staff and the many people who have sent supportive messages.

“Doctors have outlined that rest is paramount for Glenn now. With that in mind, his family ask politely that their privacy is respected and that Glenn is given time to recover fully.”

Recalling the shocking incident, Harry Redknapp told talkSPORT at the time: “I was with Glenn on Saturday morning and I thought he looked fantastic.

“He’d been golfing last week and he’d been working with BT doing the PSV v Tottenham game.

“It was a shock but hopefully he will make a full recovery now. We need him back.

Hoddle enjoyed a celebrated career at Spurs, winning two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup

Hoddle enjoyed a celebrated career at Spurs, winning two FA Cups and the UEFA Cup

“Everybody who knows Glenn would agree, is there a nicer bloke anywhere than Glenn Hoddle?

“I’ve never heard him say a bad word about anyone, he’s just a lovely guy – a great footballer and a great person.

“The staff and everyone at BT were amazing, the whole group there were great on Saturday.”

Hoddle, who came through the ranks at boyhood club Spurs before later playing and managing Chelsea, is likely to be in everyone’s thoughts this weekend when the two rivals meet at Wembley.

Hoddle played and managed Chelsea and was the man who brought Ruud Gullit to Stamford Bridge

Hoddle played and managed Chelsea and was the man who brought Ruud Gullit to Stamford Bridge

Hoddle won 53 caps for England from 1979-88, while as manager he took his country to the 1998 World Cup finals in France, qualifying on the back of a memorable 0-0 draw away to Italy.
A two-time FA Cup winner with Tottenham, Hoddle also had success on the continent, lifting the UEFA Cup with the London club in 1984 and the Ligue 1 title in Monaco in 1988.
He had spells as a player/manager with both Swindon and Chelsea and also had stints as manager at Southampton, Tottenham and Wolves.