Harry Redknapp has offered an open invitation to Paul Gascoigne to help out with coaching his young players at QPR as he voiced his concern for the former England midfielder's health.
The ex-England player has a long history of problems with alcohol, and yesterday the 47-year-old is said to have been taken away by emergency services after reportedly being found slumped outside his Sandbanks home.
He is reportedly being treated at Poole Hospital.
Pictures published today show Gascoigne looking gaunt and almost unrecognisable from his footballing glory days.
Redknapp, who now lives in close proximity to Gascoigne, who revealed he would jump at the chance to give him a way back into the game.
''He is a great lad and it is just sad to see how he is looking at the moment,'' the Rangers boss said.
'I saw him about a month ago and I said 'I will pick you up in the mornings Gazza, come training with me. Do a little bit of work with the kids.'
''I would love it if he would do that, if he wants to do it I would pick him up every morning at 5:45am at the end of his road and bring him in.
''He could go and do some coaching with the kids, I would love it if he would do that, that is an open invitation to him.''
Redknapp believes Gascoigne needs to make an attempt to look after himself.
''I see Gazza around and I love Gazza, he has got a heart of gold,'' added Redknapp.
''He has probably given his last penny away but that is just how he is. Everyone has tried to help him but the only person who can help him now is himself - everyone has tried.''
The daughter of troubled former football star has thanked well-wishers after Twitter users sent messages of sympathy and support to his model and reality star daughter Bianca, which she retweeted.
The 27-year-old wrote: ''Thank you for your kind words.''
It is thought that he is being evicted from the flat in the affluent area of Poole.
South Western Ambulance Service has confirmed that paramedics were sent to deal with a patient in the area yesterday afternoon.
It is understood paramedics were called by neighbours, worried for his health.
He was escorted to the ambulance by police officers.
Gascoigne's agent declined to comment.
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He was due to turn out for division four outfit Abbey after being persuaded to sign for the team by manager Chris Foster.
In a TV documentary shown last September, the star described the pain of fearing he might start drinking again, despite knowing it could kill him.
The ITV show Being Paul Gascoigne revealed he was addicted to sweets and spent £1,000 a year on anti-wrinkle jabs to counteract the ravages of drinking.
The star of the Italia 90 World Cup, whose teams included Newcastle United, Tottenham Hotspur, Lazio, Rangers, Everton and Middlesbrough, spoke about overhearing doctors say he might die when he was being treated in the US.
Friends from sport and showbusiness clubbed together last year to pay for his treatment.
He said: ''I just remember one bit after the third day of being in hospital when he (the doctor) said 'I don't think this guy is going to make it' and I sort of put my head up a little bit and I was like, tubes in my arms and an oxygen tank injecting round my heart and lungs and that.
''I just come forward and I went 'I don't want to die, I need to water the plants' and that was it and then I woke up two weeks later.''
He added: ''With me now, if I did have a drink and relapse, it's like becoming tipsy and merry is OK for a couple of days but like the next mouthful I'm so down, I'm so depressed, I cry. I do all that because I know inside I'm hurting myself again. I know where I'm heading - a wooden box. Or I'm back in treatment or hospital. Or getting sectioned.''
Gascoigne said he had been ''lucky twice'' after almost dying from drink, saying: ''I hope I don't die through it.
''Because I won't get any sympathy... because, well, 'he was warned'. At least I know if I did pass away through it I wouldn't be in this pain all the time."
His mentor Sir Bobby Robson famously dubbed him ''daft as a brush''.
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