Ex-Manchester United managers David Moyes and Jose Mourinho have swapped delivering team talks for delivering vegetables to help those in need during the coronavirus crisis.
West Ham United boss Moyes has signed up as a volunteer delivery driver after noticing an advert in his local grocer.
Tottenham manager Mourinho can pride himself on having green fingers, as he helps to grow food at the club’s training ground before it is distributed to those in the local area.
“We fight this pandemic together,” said Mourinho, who managed United between 2016 and 2018.
In a video message on social media, the 57-year-old Portuguese said: “I hope everyone is keeping well and of course I’d like to thank all our frontline heroes for the incredible work they are doing to keep us safe at this time.
With football suspended indefinitely, Spurs have converted their Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for use by the NHS and as a food distribution centre.
Fresh fruit and vegetables grown at the Premier League side’s training ground, which would usually be eaten by the players, is now being donated to the local community.
As for Moyes, he left London for his family home in Lancashire when he spotted the opportunity to help.
“When the coronavirus first hit here, I was in a fruit and veg shop in the village,” the Scot, 56, told Talksport. “There was a thing up in the window that drivers were needed.
“So I volunteered, as my wife was away at the time and I was on my own.
“All I was doing was dropping it at the door, knocking and then going away. It was beautiful big boxes of fruit and veg.
“I was really enjoying it. Going back to the shop to get another lot and then filling the car up.
After a meeting between the clubs on April 17, it was announced that the Premier League ‘will only restart when medical guidance allows’.