Former England striker Trevor
Francis is expected to be released from hospital inside a week
after having surgery following a heart attack.
Francis, who in 1979 became the first player in British
football to be transferred for one million pounds, was taken ill on Friday.
"Thankfully the former striker and manager is recovering
well and should be able to return home within the next week,"
his old club Birmingham City said on their website.
"Trevor's family have informed the club that he has been
touched by the incredible amount of support that Bluenoses [Birmingham fans] have shown since hearing the news."
The 57-year-old won two European Cups with Nottingham Forest
after joining the club from Birmingham.
Francis scored 12 goals in 52 appearances for England and
also had playing spells with Manchester City, Sampdoria,
Atalanta, Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers.
He later managed Queens Park Rangers, Sheffield Wednesday,
Birmingham and Crystal Palace.
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