WEST Ham boss David Moyes was last night told he had tested positive for Covid-19, along with two of his players, on the day Leyton Orient’s clash with Tottenham fell victim to the virus.
Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen were informed of the results as the team were at the London Stadium preparing for last night’s 3-1 Carabao Cup tie against Hull. The manager (pictured) and both players, all of whom are asymptomatic, immediately left the stadium and returned home. The match went ahead with assistant boss Alan Irvine taking charge of the Hammers’ 5-1 win.
Meanwhile, Leyton Orient chairman Nigel Travis has warned that handing Tottenham a Carabao Cup walkover would send the wrong message about the testing process.
Orient’s third-round clash with Jose Mourinho’s men, due to be played last night, was called off after a number of players at the League Two club tested positive for coronavirus.
Under competition rules Spurs should be awarded a bye but Travis believes axing Orient from the competition — after they accepted Spurs’ offer to pay for Covid testing — would cause other clubs to resist a similar opportunity.
Travis told BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘If I was doing this again I would not do the testing — this is an incentive not to test and that is bad for football and bad for health and safety.’