Zinedine Zidane tests positive for COVID-19

Real Madrid have announced that coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for coronavirus.

A club statement said: “Real Madrid announces its coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19.”

Assistant coach Davide Bettoni will replace him as long as Zidane is out, starting today with the pre-match press conference.

Zidane, the football legend, was isolating earlier this month after a close contact tested positive for COVID-19 and did not attend a training session as a result.

Zidane will only be allowed to return to the club facilities whenever he returns a negative test.

The former World Cup winner was on the bench in Madrid’s shocking 2-1 extra-time loss at Alcoyano that saw the team eliminated in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey.