Leicester boss Rodgers left with ‘no strength’ by virus

LONDON (AFP) – Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers revealed he “had no strength” after contracting the coronavirus in March.

The Northern Irish boss is the second Premier League manager to confirm he had suffered with COVID-19 after Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta also tested positive in March.

“I could hardly walk and it reminded me of walking up Mount Kilimanjaro,” Rodgers told BBC Radio Leicester.

“We had a week off when we were supposed to play Watford (on March 14) and then the week after that, I started to struggle.”

The 47-year-old added his wife had contracted the virus as well.

“For three weeks I had no smell or taste. I had no strength, and a week after, my wife was the same.”