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Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19

Fri 15 January 2021 | 21:47

Mauricio Pochettino has gone into isolation due to Covid-19 and will not be on the bench for his side's Ligue 1 match against Angers.

It has been almost a year since the Coronavirus became one of the world's biggest issues. The problems surrounding this disease still persist; This issue has affected sports, especially football, and many footballers and team members have been infected with the virus in recent months.

It was not long before Paris Saint-Germain sacked Thomas Tuchel in an unexpected move and replaced him with Mauricio Pochettino; The Argentine coach had a good start in PSG and lifted the Trophee des Champions a few days ago. 

However, a few hours ago, it was revealed that Mauricio Pochettino was infected with the Coronavirus. In this regard, Paris Saint-Germain officially confirmed the news and announced that the Argentine coach's Corona test has been positive.

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Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Sars-Cov2 after a PCR test

," a club statement read. 

"He will now be in isolation and follow the appropriate medical advice.

"His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D'Agostino will take over his duties starting tomorrow at Angers."

PSG will also not have Colin Dagba, Thilo Kehrer and Rafinha for Saturday's match due to Covid-19, while Juan Bernat is missing with a knee injury and goalkeeper Alexandre Letellier is unavailable because of an elbow problem.

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We'll have to be ready on Saturday, because it's a very difficult game against Angers that's ahead of us,

" Pochettino told reporters.

"We want to win again, and to do that, we have to be ready. We want to be top of the Ligue 1 table and to get there, we'll have to win.

"The most important thing is to be consistent in our performances. We're very happy with the way the players are picking up our concepts. I want to thank them, the staff that we already had here, and the fans who encouraged us before the match.

"We're working 24 hours a day. We don't have a lot of time to sleep, so we're tired. But it's an incredible opportunity for us. We love Paris Saint-Germain. We've come to an incredible club. So nothing is too much trouble. We only sleep three or four hours a night, but we love what we do."

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