The Argentine Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid coach, has tested positive for Covid-19, is “isolated at home”, “does not present any symptoms” and is “complying with the corresponding quarantine,” according to the club, with which he has not led Saturday’s afternoon training.
“This Friday new PCR tests were carried out on the entire group and the technician’s has given a positive result. He is isolated at his home fulfilling the corresponding quarantine”The Madrid entity announced in a statement on its official website.
After the positive for Covid-19 of an employee of the first team (he was not a player or the coaching staff) in the tests on Thursday, known on Friday, and which led to the decision to suspend the pre-season concentration in the urban complex of Los Angeles from San Rafael, in the Segovian mountains, the first team, coaching staff and auxiliary personnel underwent PCR tests this Friday as soon as they returned to Madrid.
“The analysis of these new samples in the laboratory has determined that our trainer, Diego Pablo Simeone, has given a positive result for Covid-19. Fortunately, our technician does not present any symptoms and is in his isolated home and fulfilling the corresponding quarantine after be focused with the team since last Monday “, specified Atlético de Madrid.
Until he is quarantined and there is a negative result of a PCR test, the coach will not be able to rejoin the direction of the rojiblanco team’s training sessions, whose debut in LaLiga Santander is scheduled for September 26 or 27 against Granada at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.