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PSG Boss, Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19 just hours after lifting his first trophy

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Mauricio Pochettino has Covid-19 and now the boss of PSG will have to isolate himself.

Less than 48 hours after securing the first trophy of his managerial career, the Argentinian tested positive for the virus.

The French giants defeated Marseille 2-1 on Wednesday night to win the Trophee des Champions.

But it has been a fast setback for Pochettino, who only succeeded Thomas Tuchel at the Parc des Princes two weeks ago.

PSG reported that his assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take care of the Ligue 1 match at Angers on Saturday.

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In Paris, former Tottenham and Southampton manager Pochettino had a rollercoaster start to life.

As PSG was held to a 1-1 draw away to Saint-Etienne, his first game in charge ended in frustration.

In the league, though, a comfortable 3-0 triumph at home to Brest followed.

And then on Wednesday, after Mauro Icardi scored in the first half before Neymar sealed the win deep in the second period from the penalty spot, Marseille were crucially beaten 2-1.

For Marseille, Dimitri Payet netted a late consolation, but as a manager, it was not enough to deny Pochettino his first piece of silverware.

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The 48-year-old had come close to Spurs several times before losing 2-0 to Liverpool, finally reaching the Champions League final in 2019.

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And the 2016/17 campaign saw Tottenham narrowly pipped by rivals Chelsea to the Premier League championship, despite suffering just four defeats all season.

The excruciating wait finally ended this week for the highly-rated manager.

But the previous goal for Manchester United, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s future replacement, now faces a time away from work.

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