Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti tests positive for COVID-19

The Italian manager will not be present when Real Madrid visits Celta Vigo on Saturday.

Real Madrid on Wednesday announced the information that Carlo Ancelotti has been tested positive in a concise club statement. “Real Madrid confirms that our coach Carlo Ancelotti has tested positive for COVID-19,” it read. 


Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has tested positive for Covid-19, which implies he would not be in command of the team when they encounter Celta Vigo on Saturday. Ancelotti’s involvement in England for the first leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals versus Chelsea on Wednesday is also uncertain at the time. As lengthy as Carlo is absent, Ancelotti’s assistant mentor will be anticipated to oversee the squad.

The journey of Real Madrid at Celta Vigo is a significant fixture that might determine the season, notably with the 0-4 humiliation to Barcelona in the last El Clasico. Los Blancos must get back on track as rapidly as feasible, and dropping points would give rivals Barcelona and Sevilla optimism that Madrid’s current cushion in the table might well be relinquished. Real Madrid should have both conviction and momentum to avoid a title fight in the final few fixtures of the season. Real Madrid will believe that the head coach can recover for the Champions League clash versus Chelsea the following week at Stamford Bridge just after the Celta Vigo fixture.

Last season, the team encountered a parallel scenario when Zinedine Zidane was condemned to miss LaLiga Santander fixtures versus Alaves and Levante after a positive COVID-19 test. David Bettoni took command at the period, and the squad triumphed 4-1 at Alaves until succumbing 2-1 at home against Levante.