Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19 and will miss PSG's trip to Angers as ex-Tottenham boss enters isolation
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN boss Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19.
The former Tottenham manager has now gone into isolation and will miss tomorrow’s Ligue 1 clash with Angers.
Assistant coaches Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take charge of the French champions for the trip.
A statement from PSG confirmed: “Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino is confirmed positive in the Sars-Cov2 PCR test.
“He will therefore respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocol.
“His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take over from tomorrow in Angers.”
PSG go into the game second in the French top-flight and a point behind leaders Lyon after 19 matches.
The news will come as a bitter blow to the Argetinean and comes days after he won the first trophy of his managerial career just THREE GAMES into his reign at Parc des Princes.
After losing in the League Cup and Champions League final at Tottenham, the 48-year-old has started off in the best possible way in France.
Les Parisiens side beat bitter rivals Marseille 2-1 in the French Super Cup at Stade Bollaert-Delelis on Wednesday.
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Mauro Icardi put PSG ahead going into the break, before Neymar doubled their lead from the penalty spot in the 85th minute.
Former West Ham ace Dimitri Payet pulled a goal back for Marseille four minutes later, but they were unable to stage a dramatic fightback.
The win will come as a much-needed relief for Pochettino who has finally won a first trophy 12 years into his managerial career.
In fact, the silverware come just TWELVE DAYS into his spell at PSG… after 2003 trophyless days with Spurs.
Since taking charge of Espanyol in January 2009, silverware has eluded Poch from his spell in Spain, to his stints at Southampton and Spurs.
He suffered heartbreak in the League Cup final in 2015 when Chelsea beat the North Londoners 2-0 at Wembley.
And Pochettino was then reduced to tears in 2019 when Liverpool emerged victorious in the Champions League final after winning 2-0.
Spurs also narrowly missed out on the Premier League crown to the Blues in 2017 when they finished in second spot.
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