Glenn Hoddle will be appearing at the Alban Arena in St Albans as part of a tour of the south he is embarking upon in the new year.

The Tottenham Hotspur and England legend is grateful to still be alive following a heart attack just over a year ago and said he wants to share the stories of his life and his career with those who have supported him.

The 62-year-old, who also played for Monaco, Swindon and Chelsea, said he was coming to the end of a "tough, emotional journey" following his unexpected illness and was now looking forward to the future.

"It's been just over a year and I'm almost back to 100 per cent," said Hoddle.

"There's just a few little things that have got to be checked on, but it's been a really tough physical and emotional journey, but it's one now that I feel really strong because of. It's been a tough experience but I'm really pleased to say that I've come through the other end of the tunnel. I owe it all to Simon Daniels who did the CPR on me at BT that fateful day, so without that I wouldn't be chatting to you now or be able to go on this mini tour. I'm very grateful."

As for the tour, Hoddle will be appearing in St Albans on Thursday, January 16, where fans will get the chance to ask him questions about his life in football.

"It's sort of an interview type of evening first and foremost and then a Q&A at the end," he said.

"It's nice to get out and talk to some of my supporters that might like to understand the ins and outs of what's behind the person, trying to becoming a footballer and then going into management and all them things and sharing those experiences with people. Hopefully they will enjoy it - I'm looking forward to it."

Hoddle will also be appearing at Alexandra Palace in London, as well as both Swindon and Hayes.