Italy coach Mancini tests positive for Covid-19


Italy coach Mancini tests positive for Covid-19
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 29, 2015 Inter Milan football club's head coach Roberto Mancini attends a training session during team's winter training camp in the Qatari capital Doha one day ahead of their friendly match with Paris Saint Germain. Roberto Mancini has been appointed the new head coach of Italy, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed on May 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFAR

In Summary

  • Mancini previously coached Inter Milan to three successive Serie A titles before joining City, where he won the Premier League in 2012 and FA Cup in 2011.

Italy coach Roberto Mancini has tested positive for coronavirus.

The 55-year-old, who managed Manchester City from 2009-13, is asymptomatic and in self-isolation at his home in Rome.

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) confirmed that Mancini had returned a positive test during “periodic checks of the technical staff”.

Italy have three fixtures in the next two weeks – a home friendly with Estonia on Wednesday and Nations League matches with Poland and Bosnia.

Mancini previously coached Inter Milan to three successive Serie A titles before joining City, where he won the Premier League in 2012 and FA Cup in 2011.

He took charge of the Italian team following their failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup and led them to 10 wins from 10 in qualifying for Euro 2020.

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