Nacho in 'great spirits' on road to recovery
Nacho Novo is in 'great spirits' as he continues to recover from a suspected heart-attack, according to his girlfriend Stephanie Heaney.
The former Rangers striker took ill on Saturday after featuring for a team of ex-Ibrox stars at the AOK Traditionsmasters tournament in Berlin.
Staff at Novo's NN10 bar in Glasgow announced that the Spaniard is now out of intensive care and "looking much better".
He was rushed to the Charite-Universitatsmedizin hospital for emergency surgery but Ms Heaney confirmed the 38-year-old is looking forward to starting his recovery work.
Ms Heaney - who is with the former Light Blues frontman in Germany - said: "Nacho is in great spirits. He is eating and drinking and now needs plenty of rest and physiotherapy in preparation to get home."
Ms Heaney added: "A big thank you to all the well wishers and fans who have been in touch to offer their support.
"Nacho now needs rest and privacy to help his recovery but we are so grateful for the messages, they have really lifted his spirits."