The coach of Paris Saint-Germain, Argentinian Mauricio Pochettino, is positive for Covid-19, the club announced on Friday, on the eve of the match in Angers, counting for the 20th day of Ligue 1.
The technician, who arrived in Paris in early January, will “respect isolation” and his deputies Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will lead the team in Maine-et-Loire, PSG said on his Twitter account.
📌 The coach of @PSG_inside Mauricio Pochettino is confirmed positive in the Sars-Cov2 PCR test. 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. #SCOPSG
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) January 15, 2021
After three matches
Pochettino “is confirmed positive in the Sars-Cov2 PCR test,” said PSG. “It is subject to the appropriate sanitary protocol”. Three players in the workforce were already affected by the pandemic and absent from the group party to face the SCO of Angers. They are the Brazilian Rafinha, the German Thilo Kehrer and the international Espoirs Colin Dagba.
Arrived on January 3 at PSG, Pochettino led three matches, notably winning the Champions Trophy against Marseille (2-1), Wednesday in Lens.