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OFFICIAL: Zidane tests positive for Covid19

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Assistant coach Davide Bettoni will replace him.

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Real Madrid have announced on their website that coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for Covid19. Assistant coach Davide Bettoni will replace him as long as Zidane is out, starting today with the pre-match press conference.

Real Madrid C. F. report that our coach Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19.
Source: Realmadrid.com

Zidane will need to be away from the team until he tests negative for the virus, which usually takes around two weeks.

It will be intriguing to see if Real Madrid’s player miss Zidane’s presence during the games, as Bettoni will be in charge of the decisions and the substitutions until Zidane comes back. Zidane could always decide the starting lineup and some basic tactical decisions pre-game even if he’s away from the team, but Bettoni will need to step up if Madrid want to take care of business in the next few weeks.

Madrid’s next four games will be against Alaves, Levante, Huesca and Getafe.