Hoddle had been appearing live on Robbie Savage's show Saturday Morning Sav when he collapsed and cracked his head.

His family said in a statement: "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.

"It has been a huge comfort to have your support and memories to lift us all at such a difficult time, so thank you. Let's hope for a win tonight to make Hod smile. COYS".

Glenn Hoddle is showing signs he will make a full recovery after having major heart surgery.

The former England manager, 61 is said to be up and speaking with friends and family just days after collapsing on set on BT Sport after suffering a massive heart attack.

It’s thought the pundit is now out of intensive care and will suffer no long term health effects thanks to the quick efforts of BT sound engineer Simon Daniels.

A pal of the former Spurs and Chelsea ace said: "All the indications are that he is responding well to the treatment and could make a full recovery in the course of time.

"He had a good night's sleep and was talking on Sunday. He's had major heart surgery.

“He's going to take some time to recover but there are no signs of brain damage and there are signs he is going to make a full recovery."

Simon Daniels, a freelance sound engineer with BT, used a defibrillator to keep Hoddle alive after he suffered a heart attack at the studios on Saturday.


Simon, 47 who is also a special constable, told The Sun yesterday: “It was nothing.”

Glenn was taken ill shortly before he was due to appear as a pundit on the BT Sport Score show on Saturday.

A statement on behalf of the family on Sunday said Hoddle remained in a "serious condition" but "continues to respond well to treatment".

The spokesman refused to comment that he was now out of intensive care.

The football world has sent a flood of support to the former Spurs midfielder, who won 53 caps for England. England manager Gareth Southgate, who played under Hoddle for England, said: "Everybody across the game is right behind one of English football's greats and we are willing him to pull through."

Greg Clarke, the FA chairman, added: "All of us at Wembley and St George's Park are thinking of Glenn and hoping for positive news. Our thoughts are also with his family and friends at what will be an extremely difficult time."

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson, a friend of Hoddle, said after his side's draw with Arsenal: "I think it's something which puts the game of football into perspective."

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