Atletico Madrid’s controversial owner Jesus Gil is in hospital after suffering a stroke.

A hospital spokesman said: “Given his history of heart problems, we just hope that he evolves favourably.”

The 71-year-old resigned as Atletico’s club president in May 2003 after 16 years at the helm, citing his health as a factor in the decision.

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