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Real Madrid Coach, Zidane tests positive for Coronavirus

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The Liga giants have disclosed that Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has come back positive for Covid-19.

The Frenchman, who saw Santiago Bernabeu asking serious questions about his future, is now entering a period of self-isolation.

On Wednesday, he was on the touchline for a Copa del Rey shock defeat to Alcoyano, with the Blancos slipping out of that contest after being humbled by third-tier opposition.

For Real’s next fixture, Zidane will not be in the dugout, with a trip to Alaves scheduled for Saturday.

“Real Madrid CF confirms that our coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19,” Madrid said in a statement on its official website.

In a long line of senior figures at the Bernabeu to contract coronavirus, the Blancos manager has become the newest.

After posting a positive test, Nacho Fernandez had to sit out the midweek meeting with Alcoyano.

With Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos ruled out, he was supposed to start the contest, but plans had to be altered at the last minute.

Another who tested positive this season is Luka Jovic, who left Real to take on a loan spell back at Eintracht Frankfurt.

Another who tested positive this season is Luka Jovic, who left Real to take on a loan spell back at Eintracht Frankfurt.

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As clubs around the world attempt to navigate their way through a global pandemic, Eden Hazard, Casemiro and Eder Militao have also had to quarantine at different intervals.

How much feedback Zidane will have on matters in Madrid over the coming days remains to be seen, as his squad prepares for a return to action in La Liga.

For now, assistant coach Davide Bettoni will take care of first-team affairs, with the probability that he will be needed for the next two weeks to provide coverage.

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