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Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Stoke City Boss, Michael O'Neill Tests Positive For Coronavirus

   Stoke City Boss, Michael O'Neill Tests Positive For Coronavirus
Stoke City manager, Michael O'Neill has reportedly tested positive for COVID-19, this was revealed after the latest round of testing was carried out on Monday.

A planned friendly match between Stoke and Manchester United which was to take place at the Carrington training base was dramatically canceled at the last minute on Tuesday after they received the news. 

It's understood that 50-year-old coach, was tested for the sixth time on Monday and his positive result came back from the EFL after the Stoke squad arrived at Carrington for the friendly match.

A club statement read: ‘Stoke City can confirm that manager Michael O'Neill has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus following the latest round of testing on Monday. O'Neill had tested negative in the previous five rounds of testing.

‘He 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.

‘Assistant manager Billy McKinlay will take charge of training as the Potters prepare for their game against Reading on June 20.’ 

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