Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane tests positive for COVID-19
The news was confirmed on Friday and will mean that the Frenchman must immediately self-isolate and will
therefore be absent from the Spanish champions trip to Alaves this weekend.
Real Madrid confirmed the news with a statement on their club website.
It read: “Real Madrid CF announces that our coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19.”
Zidane was on the touchline as Madrid crashed out of the Copa del Rey on Wednesday.
The La Liga giants suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat to third-tier side Alcoyano.
And he will not be in attendance as Madrid look to get back on track against Alaves.
Zidane looks set to be replaced at the Bernabeu at the end of the 2020-21 season – and may well be gone already
if Madrid could afford to replace him.
Real Madrid is seven points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid – who have one game in hand.