Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said Friday that being afflicted with the coronavirus was akin to climbing Mountain Kilimanjaro.
The Leicester boss has revealed both he and his wife Charlotte were ill with coronavirus in March and April.
The 47-year-old is the second Premier League manager to test positive for the virus after Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta.
Both he and his wife have made a full recovery, with Rodgers taking training as the Foxes prepare for the Premier League’s prospective June 17 return.
“I could hardly walk and it reminded me of walking up Mount Kilimanjaro, as you climb higher you get more breathless,” Rodgers told BBC Radio Leicester.
“Walking 10 yards felt very different. I went for a run, and I just couldn’t do it.
“We had a week off when we were supposed to play Watford (on 14 March) and then the week after that, I started to struggle.”
The 47-year-old former Liverpool and Celtic manager 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.
“We were tested and both of us were detected with the virus.”
England’s top-flight clubs have agreed a provisional restart date of 17 June after the season was postponed in March due to the outbreak, with Leicester currently third behind runaway leaders Liverpool and reigning champions Manchester City.