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Sheffield Wednesday issue statement over condition of their manager

Sheffield Wednesday issue statement over condition of their manager Darren Moore, with fans wishing him all the best health wise.

He will take an extended leave of absence from his post as the Championship club’s boss after developing blood clots on his lungs following his contraction of COVID-19.

Moore was struck down with the lethal virus before the international break and missed three games as he served the isolation period.


Darren Moore has suffered a setback after his recent contraction of COVID-19 that will dictate a further absence from the club.

The Owls manager returned to Middlewood Road last Monday having completed the requisite isolation period.

Moore felt fully fit to assume his duties but experienced discomfort following our home game with Swansea on Tuesday.

He said: “I have developed pneumonia as a result of COVID-19, with blood clots on the lungs and extreme discomfort.

“I am gutted to be away but I understand the situation and the course of action I must take.”

Everyone at the club sends their very best wishes to the gaffer for a speedy and full recovery.


Speaking about his battle with COVID-19 earlier in the month, the Owls boss explained, “The best way I can describe it is that my body was just in pain for four or five days, by bone structure, the bones in my shoulders, chest, legs. I was in a lot of pain.

“My breathing restrictions from my chest was pretty limited, but the doc we’ve got here was excellent, I got some steroids which were a great help to me and I started to feel a lot better on day three of that course of steroids in terms of my feeling.

“It was the pain, a weird one, my whole bone structure in my body was really painful, it drains you and it was a feeling of lethargy all over me.”

And there were further worries for the Owls boss because of his asthma… He also explained, “It’s something I’ve always had to keep on top of all my life. When this illness took me, it was a worry, we know how serious it is. The doctor was excellent in terms of maintaining the medication with me. He’d not left me since it came on, every day he’s been on it.”

Fans reacted as Sheffield Wednesday issue a statement over the condition of their manager…

@CharlieGrummit: Frankly, this season is gone. Don’t rush back Darren Moore. Recover. Properly. And be fit and ready for the new season. Take it easy big man.

@NickJames1988: Get well soon Gaffer! Come back strong, seasons gone, take your time to recover and come back fighting fit for pre-season.

@UniqueName1720: My grandad died from pneumonia 5 days ago, looked to be improving and sadly passed, speedy recovery darren

@SergejOdstrom: Get well soon boss! Dont Come back to early! Health is more important, we need you fit for next season!

@D__Hands: Wishing Darren a speedy recovery, and hopefully we can give him a great reception at Hillsborough on his return.

@Mark_D_Gillott: Get well soon. We are pretty much down anyway, he should take the rest of the season off and come back fighting for next season.

@roblittlewood: Get well soon. This sort of stuff is far more important than any game of football

@garyabbey44: Best wishes to Darren and his familly. He needs to take his time and get himself health.

@JoeButlerUK: It’s only football at the end of the day. Get well soon.

@SteffyJP: Sending love and prayers to Darren Moore, his family and the football family. Nicest bloke ever! Come on Big Dave, you got this #footballfamily

@Sambotheowl: God bless you Darren, I really think you will be good for our club, please get better soon, this season is literally done. Health is wealth don’t ever forget that

@56Rainman: Best wishes for the big man … Speedy recovery pal … ⚔️

@JAYMITCH81: Sad news about Darren Moore, hope he makes a full recovery and back to good health.

@PhilPhilwads47: I wish him a speedy recovery. He comes across as a top bloke and clearly has the respect within football.

@DemBladesDavid: Wishing Darren Moore a speedy recovery – hopefully he’ll be back on the sideline very soon. #swfc #sufc

@nattasswfc: I don’t want to see Darren Moore in the dugout until the first game of next season now. Health is more important than a game. Wish him a full and speedy recovery, and the players have an absolutely huge incentive now to play for something – the gaffer! #swfc

@mnorcross84: Bloody hell!!!! Best wishes and speedy recovery to Darren Moore

@DRFC_ITEN: Regardless of what’s happened this season, really wishing Darren Moore a full and speedy recovery from pneumonia. As an asthma sufferer myself, the threat of Covid complications has loomed large over the past year.

@lukestokes84: Just been seeing the news on Darren Moore. Wowza. I hope he makes a full recovery. Absolute legend and model bloke. One of my hero’s as a lad watching baggies. Get well soon big Dave @wba @swfc

@Mickb61: Wishing Darren Moore a full and speedy recovery. Stay strong , stay safe and get well soon . #swfc

@CathyAH1980: Wishing you a swift recovery! Although taking it steady might be the best option for your health.

@AndyisLive: Wishing a speedy recovery Darren.

@PigottJamie: Rivalries aside, hope big Darren is fighting fit and well again soon. Get well soon Darren

@Bennett4598_: Don’t push yourself too hard to get back this season gaffa! Jamie will do his best! We know our fate, just get your health back to its best for the fight next season! WAWAW

@Moaningminer: Speedy recovery Gaffa

@AlanMaris: Best wishes, Darren. All the very best for a swift and full recovery. Look forward to the day I can vocalise my support for you.

@O22IE_OWL: Get well soon boss!

@dexteritybox: Jesus that’s serious. All the best Darren, get well soon.

@RichLido: Sending best wishes to the boss. Far more important than football. Get well soon Darren

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