Julian Nagelsmann Photograph:( AFP )
Julian Nagelsmann tested positive for COVID-19 despite double vaccination
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann has tested positive for COVID-19, the club said on Thursday, a day after he missed their 4-0 Champions League win at Benfica in Lisbon with "flu-like symptoms."
"He (Nagelsmann) will return to Munich separately with an ambulance flight and will go into home isolation," the German champions said in a statement.
Julian Nagelsmann ist trotz vollständigen Impfschutzes positiv auf das Coronavirus getestet worden. Er wird getrennt von der Mannschaft mit einem Ambulanzflieger nach München zurückkehren und sich dort in häusliche Isolation begeben.— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) October 21, 2021
Bayern are due to fly home on Thursday.
The 34-year-old had been ruled out for managing the game about an hour before kickoff and was replaced by his assistants.
In his first season in charge, Bayern are leading the Bundesliga title race and are aiming for a 10th consecutive league crown while also topping their Champions League Group E with three wins from three games.