Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone test positive for Coronavirus


Atletico Madrid boss, Diego Simeone have become the latest top personalities in the world of sport to test positive for the deadly Coronavirus.

The 50-year-old had been back in training ahead of the new La Liga season but will now self-isolate at home, having shown no symptoms

Simeone had been back in training with his side since last Monday ahead of the new La Liga season.

Atletico are scheduled to play Cadiz in a friendly game on Tuesday, ahead of their season opener at home to Granada on September 27.

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A statement from the club said:

“The first team, coaching staff and auxiliary personnel underwent tests on Friday as soon as they returned from training in Los Angeles de San Rafael after a positive test was returned by a member of the travelling party in the previous tests carried out on Thursday.

“The analysis of these new samples in the laboratory has determined that our coach, Diego Pablo Simeone, has given a positive result for Covid-19.

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“Fortunately, he does not present any symptoms and is isolating at his home and fulfilling the quarantine after taking training with the team since last Monday.”

Simeone is not the only leading figure to test positive for Covid-19 since clubs in Spain returned from the summer break.

At the beginning of September, striker Diego Costa and right-back Santiago Arias were forced to delay their return to training after both returned positive tests.

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