Gareth Southgate Secretly Battled Coronavirus Without Telling His Players

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It’s been revealed that England manager Gareth Southgate had Coronavirus and secretly battled it without his players knowing.

Southgate (50) has tested positive for the virus late last month after developing symptoms but thought it best not to tell his players about it and instead opted to ‘just get on with it.’

The England boss self-isolated for the recommended 10 days and as soon as further checks came back as negative he went straight back to work for the Three Lions.

There was some slight concern about Southgate’s health mainly due to his age but the former professional footballer is known to be in great shape and fought off the virus in no time before getting back to normal.

One source said: “He’s a professional, he just got on with it. Fortunately he’s very fit for his age.”

Southgate tested positive around October 25 and when subsequent tests came back negative by November 5 he was able to host a press conference on Zoom announcing his latest squad.

By: Nageem Nawor

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