West Ham’s David Moyes says football must ‘reset’ after coronavirus crisis


West Ham United manager, David Moyes has said that the financial difficulties facing clubs due to the COVID-19 pandemic could prompt a rethink to the way they operate.

Soccer in England was suspended during the last month due to the coronavirus crisis, and West Ham are among several Premier League teams that announced to help their clubs by supporting them to tackle the financial impact.

Southampton, Watford and Sheffield United have also adjourned player wages while Arsenal have said their players and coaching staff had agreed to accept a 12.5% pay cut.

“I hope we will all look back and think, Maybe we were indulging too much,'” Moyes told reporters in a video conference.

“If anything like this happened again in the future, would we be able to survive and get through it? I’m hoping it might help football reset itself when we start up again. We have to make sure that all football clubs are saved. There is no way any club can go under.” he added.

Moyes is 56 years old and is doing self-service by delivering fruits and vegetables during the lockdown and said that the clubs have a duty to “do the right things”.

“We have lots of money coming in from different providers. And from that point of view, we have to make sure we do the right things, We have to make sure the players are protected as well.” Moyes added.


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