Glenn Hoddle looks healthy as he is seen for first time since suffering a heart attack on his 61st birthday two months ago
- Hoddle, 61, was wrapped up warm in a fleece, coat and scarf in Maidenhead
- He took a stroll along the River Thames in the Berkshire town in the sunshine
- Hoddle has been convalescing at home following cardiac arrest in October
- Had a heart bypass to restore blood flow after collapsing at BT Sport studios
Glenn Hoddle is pictured going for a walk along the River Thames in Maidenhead
Former England football manager Glenn Hoddle looked healthy as he was photographed for the first time since his heart operation following a dramatic collapse in a television studio.
The 61-year-old Tottenham Hotspur legend was wrapped up warm in a fleece, coat and colourful scarf as he took a stroll along the River Thames in Maidenhead, Berkshire, in the sunshine.
Hoddle has been convalescing at home following his major surgery after suffering a cardiac arrest while working at the BT Sport studios in October.
The ex-footballer was understood to have had a heart bypass to restore blood flow at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London two weeks after the incident.
A bypass operation involves taking a vein from a leg or arm and grafting it on to the heart to act as an alternative route to keep blood flowing to the vital organ.
Hoddle, who won 53 caps for England from 1979-88, was taken seriously ill on October 27 – his 61st birthday – as he prepared to go on air as a pundit for BT.
He was given CPR at the studios in East London by sound engineer Simon Daniels, who is credited with keeping him alive. Hoddle was then airlifted to hospital.
Hoddle looked healthy as he was photographed for the first time since his heart operation
Hoddle has been convalescing at home following his major surgery after a cardiac arrest
The ex-footballer was understood to have had a heart bypass operation to restore blood flow
He is also believed to have had an angioplasty, a procedure where a tiny balloon is inflated inside narrowed arteries to widen them and improve blood flow.
Hoddle helped Tottenham win the FA Cup twice and the UEFA Cup in the 1980s. He later went on to manage Chelsea and England.
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On December 12, he joked about his recovery from surgery after watching his beloved Tottenham qualify for the Champions League knockout stage.
He tweeted for the first time after former club Tottenham sealed qualification for the last 16 of the Champions League with a thrilling 1-1 draw in Barcelona.
Hoddle is pictured laughing and smiling as he played teqball – a cross between table tennis and football – just moments before he collapsed at the BT Sport studios in London on October 27
Hoddle (left) celebrated his 61st birthday on the Saturday Morning Savage show on October 27
Hoddle went into management and famously took England to the 1998 World Cup in France
Hoddle celebrates with Ricky Villa after clinching the FA Cup with Tottenham Hotspur in 1981
The 61-year-old football legend made his name as a midfielder at Tottenham during the 1980s
‘That just wasn’t good for my recovery! But a great performance well done boys, deserved to win COYS (Come On You Spurs),’ Hoddle said on Twitter.
Hoddle took England to the 1998 World Cup in France, qualifying after a memorable 0-0 draw away to Italy. He played for Tottenham, Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea.
On November 23, a spokesman for Hoddle said: ‘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.’
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