Real Madrid manager Zidane tests positive for COVID-19

Spanish giants Real Madrid on Friday revealed that club manager Zinedine Zidane had tested positive for coronavirus.

FILE PHOTO: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane. /VCG Image

The 48-year-old was isolating earlier this month following news that a close contact had tested positive for COVID-19 causing him to miss a training session.

“Real Madrid C. F. report that our coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19,” a statement on the La Liga champions website read.

Real Madrid’s assistant coach David Bettoni said Zidane was “feeling fine” as he confirmed he will take charge of the league match against Alavés on Saturday.

“He won’t be with us physically but he’ll be there to support us during the game and bring his energy to the players and everyone else,” Bettoni said during an online press conference.

The defending league champions currently sit in second place in La Liga on 37 points, seven behind Atletico Madrid, who have played a game less than their city rivals.