Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) announced this Friday that its coach, Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, has tested positive for coronavirus and will be subjected to isolation, as dictated by the sanitary protocol in force.
The club indicated on Twitter that its deputies, Jesús Pérez and Miguel D’Agostino, will assume the reins of the team in the league game this Saturday against Angers.
? The coach of @PSG_espanol, Mauricio Pochettino, tested positive for the Sars-Cov2 PCR test. He will respect isolation and the appropriate health protocol.
His assistants Jesús Pérez and Miguel D’Agostino will be in charge of the team from tomorrow in Angers. #SCOPSG
– Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_espanol) January 15, 2021
The coach, with a contract until June 2022, arrived at PSG on January 2.
This Wednesday he won his first title with the Parisians, the French Super Cup, by winning 2-1 against Olympique de Marseille in an exciting match that saw the return of Neymar a month after his injury.
Before that duel with a historic rival, Pochettino had expressed his satisfaction in these first days in front of the bench.
“There are still many things to do, but the availability of the team is very good and we only have words of thanks,” the former player, who since his arrival in the French capital, has directed three games, said at a press conference.