Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19, the LaLiga giants have revealed.
The Frenchman, who has been seeing serious questions asked of his future at Santiago Bernabeu, will now enter a period of self-isolation.
He had been on the touchline for a shock Copa del Rey defeat to Alcoyano on Wednesday, with the Blancos slipping out of that competition after being humbled by third-tier opposition.
Zidane will not be in the dugout for Real’s next fixture, with a trip to Alaves set to be taken in on Saturday.
The Blancos boss has become the latest in a long line of senior figures at the Bernabeu to contract coronavirus.
It remains to be seen how much input Zidane will have on matters in Madrid over the coming days, as his squad prepare for a return to La Liga action.
Assistant coach Davide Bettoni will be taking care of first-team affairs for now, with it likely that he will be required to provide cover for the next two weeks.
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