Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane tests positive for Covid-19

Real Madrid have confirmed head coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid-19. The Spanish champions broke the news on Friday morning after releasing a statement.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

The official Madrid statement does not give any further details or context to the update, so it remains unclear if Zidane is showing any symptoms of the virus – but he, alongside all the club’s players and coaching staff, are regularly tested for the virus.

Zidane now must comply with the stringent health criteria, meaning he must immediately enter a period of quarantine and he will only be allowed to return to the club facilities whenever he returns a negative test.

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

The news completes a turbulent week for Los Blancos following Wednesday night’s shock Copa del Rey defeat against Alcoyano.