Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill has tested positive – COVID-19

Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neill tests positive for COVID-19 after the latest round of testing on Monday.

 A planned friendly match between Stoke and Manchester United which was to take place at the Carrington training base was dramatically cancelled at the last minute on Tuesday after they received the news. 

50 year Old, O’Neill was tested for the sixth time on Monday and his positive result came back from the EFL after the Stoke squad arrived at Carrington for the friendly match.

 A club statement read: ‘Stoke City can confirm that manager Michael O’Neill has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus following the latest round of testing on Monday. O’Neill had tested negative in the previous five rounds of testing.

‘He will now follow the relevant guidance and undergo a period of isolation, with virtual contact to coaching staff and players.

‘Assistant manager Billy McKinlay will be in charge of training as the Potters prepare for their game against Reading on June 20

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