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Former Galatasaray manager Prandelli contracts COVID-19

Fiorentina boss Cesare Prandelli, 63, in self isolation; entire team in 'bubble'

Can Erozden   | 02.12.2020
Former Galatasaray manager Prandelli contracts COVID-19 FILE PHOTO

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Former Galatasaray manager Cesare Prandelli tested positive Wednesday for the novel coronavirus.

"ACF Fiorentina can confirm that coach Cesare Prandelli has tested positive for COVID-19," the Italian club said in a statement.

The team said Prandelli, 63, is already in self-isolation and the entire Fiorentina squad will be in a "bubble" to comply with health regulations.

Fiorentina hired Prandelli last month for a second stint with the Serie A club.

Prandelli was Fiorentina manager in 2005-2010 before coaching the Italian national team from 2010 to 2014.

He resigned from the national squad after Italy’s poor showing during the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

In 2014, he was named manager of Galatasaray in Turkey but was fired later the same year because of the team's poor performance.

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