New PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino tests POSITIVE for Covid-19 just two days after celebrating the first trophy of his career with Neymar and the rest of his squad… and former Spurs boss will miss clash with Angers as he begins self-isolation
- PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino will miss their next match after a positive test
- The Argentine only joined the club on January 2 and has managed three games
- Assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take change against Angers
- Pochettinho was celebrating his first trophy with his players just two days ago
Mauricio Pochettino has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the Argentine to miss PSG’s clash with Angers on Saturday less than two weeks after being appointed.
The Ligue 1 club confirmed the former Spurs boss will move into self-isolation, with assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino set to take over for the away trip this weekend.
Pochettino has managed three games for the Parisian superclub so far, already lifting silverware in his third match after a 2-1 victory over hated rivals Marseille in the French League Cup.
New PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has entered self-isolation after a positive Covid test
The former Spurs boss (back) won the first trophy of his career in his third game in charge
‘The coach of PSG Mauricio Pochettino is confirmed positive in the Sars-Cov2 PCR test,’ the club statement read.
‘He will therefore respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocol.
‘His assistants Jesus Perez and Miguel D’Agostino will take over from tomorrow in Angers.’
Colin Dagba, Thilo Kehrer, Rafinha are also sidelined after testing positive, but the Parisian’s brightest stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are firing fit to face Ligue 1’s second-placed side.
The Argentine manager will miss PSG’s away trip to seventh-placed Angers on Saturday
Rafinha is among the PSG player in self-isolation alongside Colin Dagba and Thilo Kehrer
Pochettino revealed he is working for his side to be ‘consistent’ in his pre-match press conference, a target made more difficult in his absence.
‘We’ll have to be ready on Saturday, because it’s a very difficult game against Angers that’s ahead of us,’ he said.
A strong first half of the season has Angers up in seventh, but a 6-1 victory over Saturday’s opponents under Thomas Tuchel back in October should give PSG some confidence.