Glenn Hoddle appeared in ‘fantastic’ shape before his shock collapse on Saturday, Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT

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Glenn Hoddle appeared in ‘fantastic’ shape before his shock collapse on Saturday, Harry Redknapp tells talkSPORT


Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT Glenn Hoddle appeared in ‘fantastic’ shape before he suffered a shock heart attack on Saturday.

Former Tottenham manager Redknapp spent the morning with Hoddle on air on BT Sport and was with the Spurs legend in the studio when he suddenly collapsed on Saturday afternoon.

Hoddle remains in hospital but is now out of intensive care and talking to his family.

Both appeared on the Saturday Morning Sav show, where Hoddle was presented with a cake on his 61st birthday and later played a game of keepy-uppy table tennis with Robbie Savage.

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

The White Hart Lane hero was later scheduled to appear as a pundit on BT Sport Score, but fell seriously ill in between the programmes.

He received CPR from a member of BT Sport staff, who also used a defibrillator to re-start his heart until paramedics arrived and was then airlifted to hospital.

It was later confirmed the former England boss had suffered a heart attack and hit his head.

He then played Savage in a game of ‘Teqball’ just before the show went off air at 12:30pm

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He then played Savage in a game of ‘Teqball’ just before the show went off air at 12:30pm

Those fearing for his health received good news on Monday, when it was reported Hoddle was conscious, sitting up and talking to his family.

And recalling the shocking incident on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Redknapp said: “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.

“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.”

Redknapp and Hoddle are good friends and worked together at Queens Park Rangers

Redknapp and Hoddle are good friends and worked together at Queens Park Rangers

Redknapp also spoke to the Mail on Sunday of the stunning incident, and praised the life-saving actions of studio sound supervisor Simon Daniels who reacted quickly while everyone else could only watch in horror.

“He was fine one second and then the next second he was on the floor,” Redknapp told the newspaper.

“I don’t know what caused it but it was obviously very serious right away. One guy from BT Sport was fantastic – he was first aid-trained and he was excellent.

“It was a desperate situation, it was really upsetting to see – you just think, ‘Please God, he will be OK’.

“It was a great day, it was his birthday, we were all having fun and a laugh and without warning he was on the floor.

Obviously we all wish him and his family well and I hope he can make a speedy and full recovery. That is the most important thing.”

Listen back to Harry Redknapp on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast above





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