PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19, days after securing first trophy of managerial career

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino tests positive for Covid-19, days after securing first trophy of managerial career

Poch off to a flyer

Argentine tactician Pochettino of course took his managerial talents to the Parc des Princes two weeks ago.

The 48-year-old had remained out of work since late in 2018, after being relieved of his duties by Premier League outfit Tottenham.

In turn, upon Thomas Tuchel being let go by PSG, the French champions jumped at the chance to install Poch on the club’s bench.

And it certainly hasn’t taken long for the South American to make his presence felt.

PSG faced off with historic rivals Marseille at the Stade Bollaert-Deleli on Wednesday night, in a Trophee des Champions showdown.

And, when all was said and done, it was Pochettino’s favourites who emerged with a 2-1 victory, securing the first piece of silverware of the tactician’s managerial career in the process:

Concern for Poch

As outlined above, however, less than 48 hours removed from a landmark day in his career on the bench, Pochettino, and PSG, have been dealt a blow.

In a statement across the club’s social media platforms a short time ago, PSG confirmed that their new boss has tested positive for Covid-19.

In turn, the former Espanyol star will immediately enter a period of mandatory self isolation.

In Pochettino’s absence, assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino are set to take over managerial duties at the Parc des Princes.

PSG’s next outing comes tomorrow night, when the capital heavyweights make the trip to Angers, for a Ligue 1 clash.

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This article was edited by Josh Barker.