SCOTTISH football has united in support of Dumbarton manager Jim Duffy after news broke that he suffered a heart attack and was recovering in hospital.

The 61-year-old was treated in Glasgow over the weekend after suffering chest pains and has now been moved to a specialist cardiac unit on the outskirts of the city.

The Sons boss, who has managed six other clubs in Scotland, is understood to be recovering well and hospital staff are hoping to discharge him in the near future.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Duffy said:  “I felt an excruciating pain in my chest when I got up on Saturday morning.

“It was so severe that I went to hospital and tests showed that I had suffered a heart attack.

“It was a shock to the system when you hear it but I have been well looked after since.

“In these circumstances it’s worse for your family but my wife Joanne and kids Paul and Kim have been coping OK.

“The NHS has been in the news a lot lately because of the coronavirus pandemic but I’ve seen for myself how brilliantly and professionally they do their jobs.

“I’ve had a lot of tests done and I’m very hopeful I’ll be allowed home in the coming days.”

Some of Duffy’s former clubs were quick to show support to their former gaffer.

Morton tweeted: “Special thoughts and warm wishes from us all to former player and manager Jim Duffy for a speedy and full recovery following a heart attack.”

Dundee posted: “The club would like to pass on our best wishes to former player and manager Jim Duffy after the news tonight that he is recovering in hospital. We wish Jim a full and speedy recovery.”

And Partick Thistle added: “All at Partick Thistle were shocked to learn that former Jag Jim Duffy had been admitted to hospital for treatment following a heart attack.

“All within the Thistle family wish Jim the very best of health as he looks to make a full recovery.”