March 31, 2018 / 12:54 PM / 20 days ago

Soccer: Former England captain Wilkins in critical condition

LONDON (Reuters) - Former England captain Ray Wilkins is in a critical condition in a London hospital following a heart attack.

FILE PHOTO: Former England international Ray Wilkins speaks to the media, after he signed his contract as the new head coach of the Jordan national team, in Amman September 17, 2014. REUTERS/Majed Jaber/File Photo

“Ray Wilkins is currently being treated at St George’s Hospital, and his condition is critical,” the hospital said on its official twitter feed on Saturday.

“His family have asked for privacy at this time, and we are tweeting this update with their agreement.”

His wife was quoted as saying he had suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be put in an induced coma.

The 61 year-old Wilkins won 84 caps for England between 1976 and 1986.

He played more than 150 times for each of Chelsea, Manchester United and Queen’s Park Rangers, with shorter spells abroad for AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain.

In a 20-year coaching career he was manager of QPR, Fulham and the Jordan national team, and assistant manager in two spells at Chelsea.

Reporting by Steve Tongue; editing by Ken Ferris

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