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 Stefano Pioli.
The 55-year-old has been working with the players that aren’t on international duty at Milanello and after quick test this morning, he tested positive. Fortunately, he hasn’t shown any symptoms yet and hopefully he will recover quickly.
“AC Milan announces that Stefano Pioli has tested positive following a quick test carried out this morning. The health authorities have been informed, and the Coach, who is currently showing no symptoms, has gone into quarantine at home.
“All other tests carried out by the squad and staff came back negative. As a result, today’s training session has been cancelled. Training ahead of the match with Napoli will resume on Monday, subject to the checks set out in the federal protocol,” the statement read.
It remains to be seen if he has spread the virus to any of the players, which should show in the coming days if that is the case. The Rossoneri will take on Napoli on Sunday next week and Pioli’s presence is now very much at risk.
As mentioned, we can only hope that he will make a quick recovery without too many complications. Unfortunately, positive COVID-19 tests have become something of the ordinary in the football world, but these are the times we live in.