AC Milan boss Stefano Pioli will have to adapt to being a hands-off coach for a while as he continues to recover from Coronavirus at home.
With the international break currently ongoing, an increase of COVID-19 positives in the football world was expected. For Milan, though, none of the players have tested positive but instead manager Pioli, as the club confirmed on their website on Saturday.
The 55-year-old has been working with the players that aren’t on international duty at Milanello and after the quick test on Saturday morning, he tested positive. Fortunately, he hasn’t shown any symptoms yet and hopefully he will recover quickly, while all of the players are negative.
According to what SportMediaset (via MilanNews) are reporting, Pioli will certainly not be on the bench on Sunday against Napoli and most likely next Thursday for the Europa League trip to Lille.
There is some possibility of seeing him on the sidelines for the game at San Siro on November 29 against Fiorentina, but in the meantime his assistant Giacomo Murelli will step up.
Pioli will follow all the training sessions of his team from Milanello via the web from home, where he can also view the images provided by a drone.