Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone tests positive for coronavirus

Coach isolated at home and not showing any symptoms

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 11, 2020 Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone reacts after Atletico Madrid's Spanish striker Alvaro Morata scores his team's third goal during the UEFA Champions league Round of 16 second leg football match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England. Atletico Madrid's Argentinian coach Diego Simeone has tested positive for COVID-19 the club announced on September 12, 2020.  / AFP / JAVIER SORIANO
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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has tested positive for Covid-19, the club have announced.

Simeone, 50, is currently isolated at home and has not shown any symptoms.

Atletico's squad and staff returned early from a pre-season trip just outside Madrid after a test on Thursday came back positive. Further tests on Friday showed Simeone had caught the coronavirus.

"The analysis of these new samples in the laboratory has determined that our trainer, Diego Pablo Simeone, has given a positive result for Covid-19," read the club statement.

"Fortunately, our coach does not present any symptoms and is at his home isolated and fulfilling the corresponding quarantine after being with the team since last Monday."

Simeone was absent from training on Saturday. Atletico's first La Liga match against Granada is not scheduled to be played until September 27 as the club have been given extra time off before starting the season.


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