Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19

Mauricio Pochettino PSG Brest Ligue 1 09012020

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, the club confirmed.

Instead, assistant coachesJesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take charge of the team for the away match.

“Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino is confirmed positive in the Sars-Cov2 PCR test,” a statement from PSG read.

“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 tomorrow in Angers.”

Pochettino replaced Thomas Tuchel at the helm of the French champions at the start of January. They have won two and drawn one match since he took charge.

The 2-1 win against Marseille on Wednesday saw his side lift the Trophee des Champions, the first trophy Pochettino has won as a coach.

PSG are second in the French top-flight heading into the weekend clash, sitting a point behind leaders Lyon after 19 matches.

Source : goal.com