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Glenn Hoddle family thank quick-thinking studio crew member

Glenn Hoddle remains in a serious condition after suffering a heart attack on Saturday, a spokesman for the former England manager has confirmed.

However, a statement said he is ‘responding well’ to treatment after collapsing at BT Sport’s studios in London. It is understood he received CPR at the scene from a BT Sport sound supervisor, Simon Daniels, who was credited by witnesses with saving his life.

Hoddle’s spokesman said on Sunday: ‘Glenn remains in a serious condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack. He continues to respond well to treatment. The family are grateful to everyone in the football family and beyond who have sent kind messages of support, they are very much appreciated.

Glenn Hoddle (left) celebrated his 61st birthday on the Saturday Morning Savage show

Hoddle  was taken seriously ill following filming at the BT Sports studios with Harry Redknapp

Hoddle  was taken seriously ill following filming at the BT Sports studios with Harry Redknapp

BT Sport have said that Glenn Hoddle is currently receiving treatment in a London hospital

BT Sport have said that Glenn Hoddle is currently receiving treatment in a London hospital

Glenn Hoddle had played keepy uppy just moments before the incident 

Glenn Hoddle had played keepy uppy just moments before the incident 

On Saturday night Glenn Hoddle was fighting for his life after collapsing in the BT studios

On Saturday night Glenn Hoddle was fighting for his life after collapsing in the BT studios

‘In particular, Glenn and his family would like to publicly thank the BT Sport staff who treated him immediately on set following his collapse.

‘Glenn is now in the care of the NHS medical services, who have also been exemplary in helping him and the family during the last 24 hours.

‘Doctors have advised the most important thing for Glenn is time to rest. Therefore, his family have reiterated the request for their privacy to be respected during this period.’

Hoddle, who turned 61 on Saturday, had finished live filming on Robbie Savage’s Saturday Morning Savage show two minutes before falling to the ground and losing consciousness.

 It is reported that Daniels performed the kiss of life on the former Tottenham, Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea player and that a defibrillator was also used.

The 61-year-old made his name as a midfielder at Tottenham during the 1980s

The 61-year-old made his name as a midfielder at Tottenham during the 1980s

Hoddle went into management and took England to the 1998 World Cup in France 

Hoddle went into management and took England to the 1998 World Cup in France 

He was airlifted to hospital and BT’s Saturday afternoon live scores show was cancelled.

Daniels tweeted: ‘Just did what was necessary to give him a fighting chance. Thoughts are with his family. It was my training as a Special Constable that paid off.’

It is understood that Hoddle’s former team-mate Steve Perryman will extend his own sentiments on the pitch at half-time in tonight’s Premier League clash between Spurs and Manchester City at Wembley.

England manager Gareth Southgate said: ‘My thoughts and prayers are with Glenn Hoddle and those closest to him. Everybody across the game is right behind one of English football’s greats and we are willing him to pull through.’

Glenn Hoddle speaks to Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier and John Stones at the World Cup

Glenn Hoddle speaks to Harry Maguire, Kieran Trippier and John Stones at the World Cup

Hoddle celebrates with Ricky Villa after clinching the FA Cup with Spurs in 1981 

Hoddle celebrates with Ricky Villa after clinching the FA Cup with Spurs in 1981 

Speaking on Sky Sports before Arsenal’s visit to Crystal Palace on Sunday, Graeme Souness said: ‘I played against Glenn many times, an absolute class act.

‘The last decade I’ve got to know him quite well through golf and he is genuinely one of life’s good guys. He had more talent than the three of us (including fellow pundits Alex Scott and Jamie Redknapp) put together, so much ability.

‘I only wish him well. He’ll be in great hands where he is. You have to have a bit of courage the way he played football and I’m sure that’ll stand him in good stead right now.’

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