Roeder: Thanks Davie

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West Ham United boss Glenn Roeder has revealed how David Moyes provided wonderful support to him after he underwent life-saving surgery.

Roeder collapsed with a blocked blood vessel in his brain shortly after the Hammers' 1-0 win over Middlesbrough on Easter Monday.

He required an emergency operation, but just three months on, he is back in the Upton Park hot-seat, hoping to guide the East Londoners back into the top-flight at the first attempt.

Roeder believes that it couldn't have been done without the encouragement of his family, but also from a host of fellow managers, most notably David Moyes.

"Almost every manager in the Premiership and the Football League took the time to send me a personal letter during my illness.

"One that sticks in my mind - and I hope he doesn't mind me mentioning his name - is the one I received from David Moyes at Everton.

"He told me that he was the last person in the world to think that there is anything more important than football but - having read what happened to me - maybe there is."

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