Ronnie Moore admitted NOT watching his Hartlepool United side is more nerve-wracking than looking on from the dug-out.
Moore made his return to Victoria Park last night against Newport County after missing the wins at Fleetwood Town and York City.
The response from everyone has been fantastic and I have to thank people for thatRONNIE MOORE
He flew out to Spain to be with daughter, Charlotte, was fell ill on a family holiday.
Thanks to chief executive Russ Green, he was kept informed about the games and worked closely with Sam Collins, who did an excellent job in charge.
“It was difficult keeping in touch with the games,” he said.
“Russ gave me a couple of calls from York but it’s more nerve-wracking not being there than being there when you can’t influence it.
“York was fantastic with so many fans going. I would have milked it to win 2-1 if I was there! It’s great to be back.”
And Moore is back with great news with his daughter now improving.
“The response from everyone has been fantastic and I have to thank people for that,” said the Pools boss.
“It’s hard when your nine-year-old daughter in hospital with pneumonia in a different country.
“It’s been hard for everyone, but more difficult for my wife, she was there for four days with Charlotte before I could get out there.
“Hopefully all is well now.
“She needs an X-Ray on Thursday to see how she is and whether she needs to go back in [to hospital].”
With his little girl on the mend, Moore is looking to lead Pools to another win on Saturday at Stevenage, where they come up against another England legend, Teddy Sheringham, after beating Terry Butcher last night.
“The same result will do,” he smiled.