Former Cardiff City manager Neil Warnock has tested positive for coronavirus, his current club Middlesbrough have announced.
A club statement issued on Thursday morning confirmed that the 71-year-old returned a positive test following the club’s 2-0 Carabao Cup defeat on Tuesday, and will now remain in self-isolation until he has recovered.
The statement read: “The club can confirm that our manager Neil Warnock has returned a positive test for Covid-19 and will be spending a period in isolation in accordance with guidelines.
“Neil is in good spirits and we look forward to welcoming him back after his period in isolation.”
The club can confirm that our manager Neil Warnock has returned a positive test for COVID-19 and will be spending a period in isolation in accordance with guidelineshttps://t.co/Syk0V1z1W6
— Middlesbrough FC (@Boro) September 17, 2020
Warnock was not in the dugout for Boro’s second-round defeat at Barnsley on Tuesday as he watched the game from the stands, leaving first-team coach Ronnie Jepson in charge of pitchside matters.
Warnock was appointed Cardiff manager in October 2016 with the club second from bottom in the Championship and guided them to promotion to the Premier League in 2018.
He left last November but returned to management at Boro three months ago.