10 February 2020 21:15
Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from Daily Record - Celtic Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email The daughter of Jackie McNamara has told Celtic supporters the Hoops legend is receiving the best care possible after he collapsed outside his home over the weekend. The former Celtic captain was rushed to hospital to undergo surgery with his old team-mate John Hartson revealing it was a 'bleed on the brain'. And now his daughter has taken over his twitter account to thank fans for their support and ask for privacy in the coming days. The tweet read: "This is Jackie's daughter. A number of McNamara's old team-mates at Celtic and Aberdeen have issued their support for the 46-year-old as they wait on news.
John Hartson tweeted: "Worried sick for my former teammate and great friend Jackie McNamara who collapsed at home Saturday with a bleed on the brain. Chris Sutton said: "Thoughts and prayers for Jackie and Sam and the family." Stiliyan Petrov added: "Keep fighting Jackie Bhoy – you've always been a fighter. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Sam and the children." Murdo MacLeod added: All our thoughts and prayers with Jackie Mcnamara and his family. Jamie Langfield, who played with McNamara at Aberdeen, posted: "Thoughts and prayers go out to my former team mate Jackie McNamara and his family at such a worrying time. Celtic also tweeted themselves to say: "The thoughts and prayers of everyone at #CelticFC are with Jackie and his family." The Scottish FA also added: "The thoughts of everyone at the Scottish FA are with former Scotland player Jackie McNamara and his family." McNamara, who won 33 caps for Scotland and made 256 appearances for Celtic in a glittering career, is involved in various business concerns.
Reports say he is being treated in Hull, having first been taken to hospital in York after collapsing near his home in the city on Saturday. A post on McNamara's personal Twitter account read: "This is Jackie's daughter. This is Jackie's daughter. Hartson wrote on Twitter: "Worried sick for my former teammate and great friend Jackie McNamara who collapsed at home Saturday with a bleed on the brain.. The Scottish champions wrote on Twitter: "The thoughts and prayers of everyone at #CelticFC are with Jackie and his family." Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton added: "Thoughts and prayers for Jackie and Sam and the family." A statement on the Scotland National Team Twitter account read: "The thoughts of everyone at the Scottish FA are with former Scotland player Jackie McNamara and his family." Other former clubs including Aberdeen, Wolves and Dundee United also sent their best wishes. The former Dundee United, Partick Thistle and York manager has been working as a players' agent as well as advising Dunfermline through his sports management firm. McNamara recently opened a sports bar in Fuengirola, Spain, with Simon Donnelly, his former Celtic team-mate and managerial assistant and close friend. His father, Jackie McNamara Snr, played for Hibernian and Celtic. Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from BirminghamLive - Wolves FC Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Invalid Email Former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Jackie McNamara is in hospital after collapsing on his doorstep. The Daily Record say he is currently undergoing surgery and former Celtic team-mate John Hartson says the 46-year-old collapses at his house on Saturday with a bleed on the brain. Reports say he was taken to hospital in York and then transferred to another in Hull. The Celtic legend is currently a consultant with Dunfermline Athletic, where he started his career, but still has a house in the north of England. McNamara's Twitter account was accessed by his daughter this evening, who posted the following statement: "This is Jackie's daughter. "Thank you all for your kind words and support. "My dad is getting the best care possible, as you all can understand this is difficult for us as a family and request privacy at this time." McNamara joined Wolves from Celtic in 2005 and made 29 appearances for the club before moving on to Aberdeen. He also played for Falkirk and Partick Thistle and was capped by Scotland 33 times.