Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that former Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for COVID-19.
The Argentine took over the managerial hot seat in the French capital from Thomas Tuchel at the beginning of the month.
Pochettino won the first trophy of his managerial career earlier this week when PSG beat Marseille to win the Trophee des Champions in Lens.
It was only the former Spurs manager’s third game in charge of PSG after being appointed earlier this month.
The trophy is not considered to be a major piece of silverware considering The Trophee des Champions is France’s version of the Community Shield, a game between the league and cup winners.
PSG revealed in a statement that Pochettino will now go into self isolation with Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino taking charge of the side for tomorrow’s trip to Angers in Ligue 1.
Pochettino was sacked in November 2019 following five-and-a-half years in charge at Tottenham following a poor start to the 2019/20 campaign which saw his side drop to the unfamiliar position of fourteenth in the Premier League table.
📌 L’entraineur du @PSG_inside Mauricio Pochettino est confirmé positif au test PCR Sars-Cov2. Il va donc respecter l’isolement et est soumis au protocole sanitaire approprié.
Ses adjoints Jesus Perez et Miguel D’Agostino assureront le relai à partir de demain à Angers. #SCOPSG
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) January 15, 2021
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