‘It was a shock when it happened before the Hull game’: West Ham boss David Moyes speaks out over testing positive for Covid-19 after returning to training this week following four matches away from the dugout
- David Moyes tested positive for virus before the Carabao Cup game against Hull
- The West Ham manager is now back in training after making a full recovery
- The Scottish coach handed over the reigns on matchday to Alan Irvine
- Hammers have won two out of two Premier League games since convincingly
David Moyes has spoken for the first time since testing positive for coronavirus and says he’s feeling ‘much better’ after returning to training.
Moyes, 57, handed over the reigns on matchday to his assistant Alan Irvine and his side were extremely successful in his absence, beating Wolves 4-0 and Leicester 3-0 in the Premier League, and Moyes admitted the players and backroom staff have done ‘really well’ in his absence.
West Ham manager David Moyes is in good health following his positive coronavirus test
The Hammers boss is back in training after handing the reigns over to Alan Irvine
‘I’m better, much better,’ he told the club website. ‘Certainly it was a shock when it first happened before the Hull game but I think it’s part of life now. I think we’re all accepting that COVID’s out there.
‘We’ve always had, and had made, provisions if this did happen. When it all started back in March or April time, we had agreed exactly what we would do if any one of us – me for example – went into this situation.
‘I never hopes it would happen, but the minute it did we kicked in right away. Alan [Irvine] immediately took over, and we just got on with the job.
‘The Club were all prepared with the COVID officer, everything we knew exactly, and you have to remember we’ve all had about 30 tests so we’re all getting tested regularly.
Moyes revealed that the club had plans in place in case there was a positive coronavirus test
‘We’re probably getting to the state where every test was coming back negative, and then suddenly we were shocked by it.
‘We were prepared that this could happen, I think we’re seeing that there has been a rise recently in people picking it up.
‘We’re seeing it quite a lot more at football clubs as well actually so thankfully everybody around the Club’s done well and really well after the situation before the Hull game.’
The Hammers beat Hull 5-1 on that night in September but did get knocked out at the next stage, after a 4-1 defeat against Everton at Goodison Park.