Real Madrid, coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for the corona virus, the La Liga club said in a statement on Friday January 22.

Zinedine Zidane

The French manager had been isolating earlier this month after a close contact tested positive for Covid-19 and did not attend a training session as a result.

 

Madrid have said in a statement on their official website: “Real Madrid CF announces that our coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19.”

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In line with protocols, the club will keep their manager closely monitored during his period in isolation.

Zidane leaves his assistant David Bettoni  to take care of first-team affairs for now.

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