Tottenham Hotspur's under-23 coach Ugo Ehiogu has been hospitalised after he collapsed at the team's training ground on Thursday.
Spurs confirmed the news on their official Twitter account and provided further details about the incident:
We can confirm that Ugo Ehiogu is currently in hospital after collapsing at our Training Centre earlier today. pic.twitter.com/uLZkb3hYHS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 20, 2017
Everyone at the Club sends their best wishes to Ugo and his family. We shall continue to provide updates when we have further information.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) April 20, 2017
The former England international defender has been working with Spurs since 2014 having enjoyed a successful playing career.
Villa were quick to wish him well on social media as the news broke, as were the England national team, who Ehiogu represented on four occasions:
So did former England striker Stan Collymore, who played alongside the centre-back at Villa Park:
During his peak years with Aston Villa, Ehiogu was rated as one of the best centre-backs in the division. The defender helped the team to two League Cup successes, making in excess of 300 appearances for the club in all competitions.
Ehiogu won the same trophy again at Middlesbrough in 2004, giving the north-east side the first major honour in the club’s history.
His Tottenham under-23 team are having a decent season in the 2016-17 Premier League 2, sat in sixth place with just two games remaining.