Former Newcastle manager taken into hospital

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Former Newcastle United and Liverpool manager Graeme Souness has been taken into hospital.

The 62-year-old – who also played with distinction for the Reds – is receiving treatment in a hospital in Bournemouth, close to his home in Poole, Dorset.

Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness

No details of Souness' condition were immediately available.

The former midfielder won 54 caps for Scotland during a playing career which also saw him win five league titles and three European Cups among his Liverpool honours and a Coppa Italia title with Sampdoria.

As a manager, he led Rangers to three Scottish titles and four League Cups, before winning the 1992 FA Cup with the Reds.

He went on to manage Turkish side Galatasaray – winning two domestic cup competitions – Blackburn, where he won the 2002 League Cup, Southampton, Benfica and Newcastle among others.

He features in the Scottish national team, Rangers and English football Halls of Fame and in a 2006 poll of Liverpool supporters was named as the ninth most popular player in the club's history.

Since leaving the Magpies in 2006 he has worked as a media pundit for Sky Sports and Irish broadcaster RTE.