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Former Milan and Fiorentina boss Fatih Terim positive for coronavirus

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Former Milan and Fiorentina boss Fatih Terim positive for coronavirus and becomes the latest footballing figure to be affected by the pandemic.

Former Milan and Fiorentina boss Fatih Terim says he is in “good hands” after testing positive for coronavirus.

Fatih has no known underlying health problems recorded but at 66 years of age, he is considered a higher risk.

“According to test results today, my coronavirus result was positive,” he posted on his Twitter account on Monday evening.

“I’m in good hands at the hospital. Don’t worry. I’ll make another announcement as soon as possible.”

He is the latest footballing figure to be affected, with ex-Madrid presidents Lorenzo Sanz sadly passing away from the virus and Fernando Martin also testing positive on Monday evening.

Fatih remains the only Turk to have ever won a European trophy with a Turkish team – the UEFA Cup with Galatasaray in 2000.

He went on to coach Fiorentina and Milan, boasting successful spells in the Serie A.

Fatih was in charge of the Rossoneri team for the first part of 2001-02, helping build their Champions League-winning team of 02-03.