It’s official. The Italian national team has confirmed that manager Roberto Mancini has tested positive for COVID-19 after the tests undergone before meeting up with the players for the November internationals.
Roberto Mancini has tested positive for the coronavirus. It was already rumoured in the last hours through the Italian press, but the national team has made it official through a statement.
As part of the pre-selection for the start of this Sunday’s training sessions,” the statement begins, the PCR’s carried out on the coaching staff have revealed that “Italy’s head coach is positive for COVID-19”.
Roberto #Mancini tested positive for COVID-19: he remains asymptomatic and is isolating at home.
— Italy ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@azzurri) November 6, 2020
Italy has three matches ahead of them in this November break. Thye will start with a friendly against Estonia (Wednesday 11th) and then will come the two Nations League fixtures against Poland (Sunday 15th November) and Bosnia (Wednesday 18th).
Mancini remains asymptomatic and, “in accordance with the active guidelines, the ‘azzurro’ manager isolated himself in his house in Rome”. “The FIGC notified the local health authorities in time. Mancini will be able to join the team once he has completed the necessary procedures, as described in the UEFA Return to Play and FIGC protocols.