Glenn Hoddle is "responding well" to treatment after collapsing earlier today, but remains in a serious condition, a spokesperson for the former England manager has said.

The first update on Hoddle's condition came on Saturday evening via a spokesman for the former England manager.

In a statement, he said: "Earlier today Glenn collapsed at the BT Sport studios.  He received immediate medical attention on set and was subsequently transferred by paramedics to hospital in London.

"The condition is serious but Glenn is currently receiving specialist treatment and responding well.

"Glenn's family are with him and would like to thank everyone that has sent their support.  They have also asked for their privacy to be respected at this time."

The 61-year-old is regarded as one of the most talented players to represent England in recent decades. As well as Tottenham, he also played for Monaco and Chelsea and managed, among others, Chelsea, Southampton and Spurs.

He managed England between 1996 and 1999, taking the team to the 1998 World Cup.

Former England team-mate Gary Lineker wished Hoddle well, writing on Twitter: "Hugely worrying news that Glenn Hoddle collapsed at the BT studios earlier. Thoughts are with him and his family. Come on Glenn."

The English FA, via the England team account, wrote: "Worrying news. Get well soon, Glenn Hoddle, we're all behind you."

Tottenham and Chelsea also sent their best wishes to their former player and manager.

Hoddle won 53 caps for England 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 Spurs, Hoddle also had success on the continent, lifting the UEFA cup with Tottenham in 1984 and the Ligue 1 title in Monaco in 1988.