News has emerged on Saturday that former Newcastle Manager Graeme Souness has been rushed into hospital.

The 62-year-old was taken in on Friday and is receiving treatment in a hospital in Bournemouth, close to where he lives in Poole, Dorset.

No details have been released but Souness has suffered from heart problems in the past.

The Sun report a source close to Graeme Souness saying:

“He is in a stable condition. We think he will be in hospital for a couple of days. Everyone got a bit of a fright but we’re hopeful he’ll be okay.”

After managing Rangers, Liverpool, Galatasaray, Southampton, Torino and Blackburn, the Scotsman was recruited by Freddie Shepherd and John Hall after they sacked Sir Bobby Robson.

Supposedly brought in to inject some discipline, instead Graeme Souness simply wrecked Sir Bobby’s team, getting rid of many of Newcastle’s most talented players and makin disastrous signings such as Owen, Luque and Boumsong.

Newcastle had the distinction of being the last club he would manage, with Souness instead turning to media duties after collecting his payout from Newcastle United.

A less than suitable outcome (the payout!) after he had succeeded in wrecking the team in only 18 months and spending over £50m in the process.