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Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19: PSG coach to self-isolate after French Super Cup triumph

Tom Doyle
·1-min read
 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for coronavirus.

PSG announced on Friday evening that former Totteham boss Pochettino returned a positive test for Covid-19, and will miss the Ligue 1 game at Angers on Saturday as he self-isolates.

Pochettino's assistants, Jesus Perez and Miguel D'Agostino, will take charge against Angers, PSG said on Friday.

Pochettino took over this month after Thomas Tuchel was fired, and on Wednesday he won the first silverware of his career when PSG beat Marseille in the Champions Trophy.

PSG had players missing for that game after testing positive for Covid-19, though players hugged each other in a big group after the final whistle as they celebrated winning the cup.

Pochettino was not wearing a face mask when he was hugged by Neymar after he scored a late penalty, nor when joining in trophy celebrations with the players.

Additional reporting by Reuters.