SERIE A leaders AC Milan have confirmed coach Stefano Pioli’s optimistic take a look at for coronavirus.
The Italian, 55, is displaying no signs however might miss subsequent weekend’s large conflict with Napoli.
Stefano Pioli’s prognosis was confirmed on SaturdayCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
A membership assertion on Saturday learn: “AC Milan proclaims that Stefano Pioli has examined optimistic following a fast take a look at carried out this morning.
“The well being authorities have been knowledgeable, and the coach, who’s at the moment displaying no signs, has gone into quarantine at dwelling.
“All different assessments carried out by the squad and employees got here again unfavourable.
“Because of this, at this time’s coaching session has been cancelled. Coaching forward of the match with Napoli will resume on Monday, topic to the checks set out within the federal protocol.”
Milan have been on high type beneath Pioli for the reason that flip of the 12 months, dispelling the club’s plans to install Ralf Rangnick as coach.
On November 22, the Rossoneri host third-placed Napoli with a three-point hole again to Gennaro Gattuso’s aspect.
And Pioli’s prognosis isn’t the primary time coronavirus has threatened to derail Milan’s title bid.
Final month, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jens Petter Hauge returned optimistic assessments, together with three members of teaching employees.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is one in all a handful of AC Milan stars who’ve examined optimistic for coronavirusCredit score: Getty Photos – Getty
Star ahead Zlatan Ibrahimovic tested positive for the illness in September following the infections of Daniel Maldini, Matteo Gabbia and Leo Duarte.
The Swede missed a complete of 4 video games, together with two in Serie A, and but stays the division’s high scorer.
Final Sunday’s conflict with Hellas Verona noticed Ibrahimovic proceed his run of scoring in every league game he has played by netting a late equaliser on the San Siro.