There is significant breaking Real Madrid news on Friday morning with an update that the club’s boss Zinedine Zidane has tested 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.
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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.
The news completes a turbulent week for Los Blancos following Wednesday night’s shock Copa del Rey defeat against Alcoyano.