Bayern coach Nagelsmann tests positive for coronavirus

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann. - REUTERS

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Nagelsmann missed Bayern's 4-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday after showing signs of what the club said at the time was a “flu-like infection," but sent instructions to his assistants remotely.

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“Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for Coronavirus despite being fully vaccinated. He will fly back to Munich separately from the team in a medical plane and isolate back there,” Bayern said in a statement on social media on Thursday.

Bayern's next game on Saturday is at home to Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga.

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