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AC Milan boss Pioli tests positive for coronavirus

Stefano Pioli, AC Milan
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AC Milan have announced their manager Stefano Pioli has tested positive for the COVID-19 disease.

AC Milan announced Pioli tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and had to cancel a training session following this setback.

The most important thing now, though, is that the Italian coach is asymptomatic, and the team tested negative for the disease. They’ll next resume a training session on Monday – albeit without their manager.

“AC Milan announces that Stefano Pioli has tested positive following a quick test carried out this morning,” read a statement on the club’s website.

“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.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Daniel Maldini, Matteo Gabbia, and Leo Duarte have all spent spells on the sidelines with COVID-19 this season for Milan.

Pioli’s men will return to action on November 22 away to Napoli in Serie A before visiting Lille in the Europa League four days later.