Stoke city manager Tests positive for Coronavirus

Stoke city manager Michael O'Neill has tested positive for Coronavirus,the championship club announced on Tuesday.

O'Neill, 50, had tested negative in the previous five round.

Confirming the news, stoke said in a statement on Tuesday:"He will now follow the relevant guidance and undergo a period of isolation,whilst continuing to be in regular virtual contact with his coaching staffs and players."

Assistant manager Billy Mckinlay will take charge of Stoke's preparations to face Reading on June as O'Neil stays away.

Following his appointment last November,with the Potters at the foot of championship table, O'Neill inspired a turnaround in fortunes to lift the team up to 17 place.

The threat of relegation remains, as stoke sit three points better off than third-bottom Charlton Athletic with nine matches still to play for the season.

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