Italy coach Roberto Mancini yesterday tested positive for the coronavirus. This coming day’s before the international break.

The 55-year-old Mancini shows no symptoms according to the Italian Football Federation, and he is self-isolating at his home in Rome.

The federation of Italian football said Mancini will join the squad as soon as he’s allowed by UEFA and FIGC protocols.

“As part of the periodic controls undertaken by the FIGC on the Italy coaching staff ahead of the coming break for UEFA competitions, head coach Roberto Mancini tested positive for Covid-19,” a statement read.

“He remains asymptomatic and, in compliance with the active guidelines, the Azzurri head coach went into self-isolation at his home in Rome.”

The Italian side in a friendly, square up against visiting Estonia on Wednesday followed by Nations League games at home to Poland on November 15 and in Bosnia on November 18.

Mancini will return as soon as it safe for him the statement continued.

“The FIGC notified local health authorities in good time. Mancini will be able to join the squad at Coverciano once he has completed the necessary procedures, as outlined by the UEFA Return to Play and FIGC protocols.”


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