Inter have announced that coach Simone Inzaghi tested positive for COVID earlier today.
The 45-year-old Italian coach is now self-isolating at his home and following the procedures set out in the health protocol. He will be hoping to recover in time for the Nerazzurri’s first game back from the international break against Milan on February 6.
There are only 12 days to go until one of the most important Derby della Madonnina matches in recent memory, so Inzaghi does have a good chance of returning a negative test in time for the match.
Should the Italian coach still test positive ahead of the derby, he will remain in constant communication with his staff during the match, something that has been seen when other coaches have tested positive for COVID.
The omicron variant is again wreaking havoc on Italian football, forcing a number of players to self-isolate, and government restrictions have again limited the number of spectators allowed inside stadiums to only 5000.
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Simone Inzaghi è risultato positivo ad un tampone di controllo effettuato in data odierna 👇https://t.co/VhwVlheGim
— Inter 🏆🇮🇹 (@Inter) January 24, 2022