Hanifat Mustapha – Sportivation
The head coach of La Liga Satander side Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Atletico’s full squad and coaching crew underwent COVID-19 tests on Friday after returning from their pre-season training camp in Los Angeles.
The latest round of testing was prompted by an annoymous member of the travelling crew returning positive on Thursday.
“The analysis of these new samples in the laboratory has determined that our trainer, Diego Pablo Simeone, has given a positive result for COVID-19,” the club management confirmed in a statement.
“Fortunately, our technician does not present any symptoms and is at his home isolated and fulfilling the corresponding quarantine after being concentrated with the team since last Monday.”
Atletico are due to travel to Cadiz for a friendly on Tuesday before beginning their LaLiga campaign at home to Granada on September 27.