English Championship side, Stoke City, have announced that it’s manager Michael O’Neill has tested positive to the coronavirus, after testing in previous rounds of tests carried out by the club.
The club stated that the manager will now follow the relevant guidance and undergo a period of isolation, whilst continuing to be in regular virtual contact with his coaching staff and players.
With this information a friendly between Manchester United and Stoke was called off at the last minute.
Stok City stated on it’s official website on Tuesday night that;
They confirm that manager Michael O’Neill has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus following the latest round of testing on Monday,” the club said in a statement.
“O’Neill had tested negative in the previous five rounds of testing.
“Assistant manager Billy McKinlay will take charge of training as the Potters prepare for their game against Reading on June 20.
“The club will be making no further comment on this matter,”
O’Neill’s assistant Billy McKinlay will prepare the team for their game with Reading on June 20 when the Championship resumes after being suspended in March due to the pandemic.
Stoke are just three points above the relegation zone with nine games remaining.