Former Celtic defender Jackie McNamara ill in hospital

Former Celtic defender Jackie McNamara ill in hospital

Thank you all for your kind words and assistance.

McNamara, 46, was taken to Hull Royal Infirmary on Sunday night after collapsing outside his home in York and is in a critical but stable condition.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this hard time.

"My father is receiving the best possible care, since everyone can understand that this is hard for us as a family and request privacy at this time".

According to SunSport this evening we have some great news that Jackie McNamara is "awake and talking" after his emergency operation.

Former clubs and teammates of Jackie McNamara have sent their best wishes after the former Scotland global fell seriously ill.

He left that role in March 2018.

Jackie McNamara is seriously ill in hospital after collapsing at his front door and is set to undergo brain surgery.

A blog post on McNamara's individual Twitter account read: "This is Jackie's child".

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton added: "Thoughts and prayers for Jackie and Sam and the family".

McNamara's former Celtic teammate John Hartson posted a message of support on social media, with several clubs and Scottish football personalities following suit.

McNamara managed Dundee United, Thistle and York following his retirement in 2011.

Jackie McNamara, pictured in action for Scotland in 1988, played over 250 times for Celtic.

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