Turkish football icon Fatih Terim, currently manager of Istanbul giants Galatasaray, said on Monday he had tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus.
“The results of a test done today showed a positive result for coronavirus,” Terim said on Twitter.
“I’m in safe hands at the hospital. Don’t worry. Hopefully I’ll communicate more as soon as possible,” Terim added.
Dubbed “Emperor“, 66-year-old Terim, the former Turkish national boss, coached Galatasaray in three different stints (1996-2000, 2002-2004 and 2011-2013).
He picked up the role for a fourth time in Dec 2017.
Turkey has officially recorded 1,529 cases of the coronavirus while 37 people have died, according to the health minister late on Monday.