Paris St-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is currently nursing a serious health issue as he has tested positive for coronavirus. The manager missed their 1-0 league game against Angers in the Ligue 1. Pochettino is in self-isolation awaiting q negative result.
Mauricio Pochettino Test Positive for Coronavirus
The former Tottenham and Southampton 48-year-old took over earlier this month and won a trophy for the Ligue 1 champions three games in charge. Paris St-Germain beat Marseille to win the Trophee des Champions on Wednesday.
Paris St-Germain played Angers on Saturday in Ligue 1 and won 1-0, they will play Montpellier on Friday, the 22nd of January and is likely he will not be in charge of his team as he will be self-isolating.
A club statement said Pochettino had returned a confirmed positive test.
The statement reds:”He will therefore respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocol.” “His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take over from him in Angers.”
PSG, who have won seven of the past eight Ligue 1 titles, are second in the table after 19 matches, one point behind leaders Lyon.Victory over Marseille on Wednesday was the first trophy of Pochettino’s managerial career.
The former Paris St-Germain and Argentina centre-back, who also managed Spanish side Espanyol had spells at the English Premier League side Southampton and Tottenham Hotspurs before taking over from Thomas Tuchel in Paris.