Bologna coach Mihajlovic returns to training after quarantine

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Serie A - Atalanta v Bologna - Stadio Atleti Azzurri, Bergamo, Italy - July 21, 2020 Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic reacts during the match, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

MILAN (Reuters) - Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic can leave quarantine and will be present at training on Tuesday after returning a second negative COVID-19 test, the Serie A club said on Monday.

The 51-year-old Serb, who tested positive in August, was considered a high risk because he was diagnosed with leukaemia and underwent chemotherapy last year, but he remained asymptomatic.

“In light of the negative results from recent COVD-19 tests, Bologna head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic may now return to his regular duties,” said Bologna in a statement.

Mihajlovic said he might have been infected by his children who were frequenting discotheques during the summer holidays.

Writing by Brian Homewood