West Ham United boss Glenn Roeder has revealed how David Moyes
provided wonderful support to him after he underwent life-saving
Roeder collapsed with a blocked blood vessel in his brain
shortly after the Hammers' 1-0 win over Middlesbrough on Easter
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
"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."