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John's thoughts for Roeder

Posted on 22 April 2003  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

John Gorman has sent out a heartfelt message of support for his friend and former England colleague Glenn Roeder.

The West Ham boss was rushed into Whitechapel's Royal London Hospital suffering from chest pains following the Hammers' crucial 1-0 win against Middlesbrough yesterday.

The East London club have confirmed Roeder's complaint is not heart-related and that he is currently in a stable condition.

Roeder was a member of John and Glenn Hoddle's backroom team during their England days and the pair were good friends before and after that experience.

John said: "Glenn is a very close friend of mine and I was shocked, absolutely shocked when I heard the news.

"We were coming back on the team coach and as soon as we got home we got in touch with his family immediately. I spoke to his wife this morning to give our support.

"I'm very worried about him and I hope he will be alright. I would hate anything to happen to him. He is so dedicated and has worked so hard.

"People say he's got no passion - let me tell you he's got a lot of passion.

"He loves his club, his team and he loves his work.

"He's put in such a lot of work there that he's hardly got a family life. He has a beautiful family but he barely has the time to spend with them. I just hope it's not as serious as it could be.

"He's a young man as well and it all puts football in perspective."