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Bologna manager Mihajlovic tests positive for coronavirus

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Sinisa Mihajlovic manager of Bologna FC during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina and Bologna FC at Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy on 29 July 2020. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Bologna manager Sinisa Mihajlovic has a new foe in the form of coronavirus, though the leukemia battler is “completely asymptomatic” according to the club.

Mihajlovic, 51, announced in July 2019 that he was diagnosed with leukemia and surprised his team when he left treatment a month later to manage the team’s Serie A opener.

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He battled the disease throughout the season, getting bone marrow treatment while leading Bologna to 12th place on the table.

Bologna released this statement on Sunday:

Having returned to Bologna on Friday, Sinisa Mihajlovic has tested positive for COVID-19. Our coach is completely asymptomatic but will remain in isolation for the next two weeks in line with national guidelines.

The entire Primavera team group underwent medical tests in the past few days with all the results returning as negative. First Team players and staff will undergo tests tomorrow.

Mihajlovic was capped 63 times and scored 10 goals for Yugoslavia during his playing career, which included club stints with Inter Milan, Lazio, Roma, Sampdoria, Red Star Belgrade, Vojvodina, and Borovo.

He’s managed Bologna twice as well as Sampdoria, Catania, Fiorentina, Milan, Torino, Sporting Lisbon, and the Serbian men’s national team.

Here’s to his health.