Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Paris St. Germain, has tested positive for coronavirus.
The former Tottenham manager only took over on January 2nd at Parc des Princes and led the club to the glory of Trophee des Champions on Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Marseille.
But the 48-year-old will now self-isolate and miss the club’s next two Ligue 1 games against Angers and Montpellier.
An official statement from the club states: “PSG’s trainer Mauricio Pochettino was confirmed to be positive in the Sars-Cov2-PCR test.
“He will therefore respect the isolation and is subject to the relevant health protocol. His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take over in Angers from tomorrow.”
Beating rivals Marseille midweekly, Pochettino won the first major trophy of his managerial career after playing with Espanyol, Southampton and Tottenham for the last decade.
PSG missed players for the Marseille game after testing positive for COVID-19. Pochettino did not wear a face mask when attending trophy celebrations with the players.
Neymar in talks about extending the PSG contract
Neymar is in talks to extend his Paris-Saint Germain contract.
The 28-year-old is said to be happy at PSG right now and the club are looking to tie their star player to a long-term contract.
His current contract at Parc des Princes, which he signed when he arrived from Barcelona in 2017 with a record £ 200m move, expires in June 2022.
The Brazilian international has been linked with a return to Barcelona in recent years and submitted a transfer request in June 2019. Now he could extend his stay in France.
In December, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi said the club were “very confident” of negotiating contract extensions with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The Ligue 1 champions have prioritized extensions for their two-star players over any transfer deals in the January window, and Al-Khelaifi said the pair “both want to stay with us”.
Neymar also made it clear that he is keen to stay in the French capital after scoring a hat trick in the last Champions League group stage match against Istanbul Basaksehir in December.
“I am very happy here in Paris,” he said. “I am very happy in the club with my team-mates. The idea of leaving never occurred to me.
“We have to talk. We have a very good relationship, I am very happy and we will see what happens in the future.”
Neymar returned from an ankle injury on Wednesday night and scored a late penalty as Mauricio Pochettino’s side won the champions’ trophy with a 2-1 win over Marseille.
He has made 13 appearances in all competitions this season and scored 10 goals with PSG second in Ligue 1, one point ahead of leaders Lyon.
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