Thursday February 27 2020
Sannino temporarily replaced amid virus fear

Giuseppe Sannino has temporarily been relieved of his duties as coach of Budapest Honved amid fears of being contagious after a trip to Italy.

The Italian coach has overseen Honved since May last year and has been momentarily replaced by the coach of the reserves Istvan Pisont after a trip to Italy.

“I returned from Italy yesterday,” Sannino told Gianluca Di Marzio. “The club, who heard about the alarming news from our country, decided to take this decision as a precaution.”

But the tactician has claimed that he is calm and looks forward to return the group and help Honved in the fight for a place among the top three.

“I’m fine, when I got off the plane, they measured my fever,” he said. “I want to do the swab, to help me get back to the pitch with the lads as soon as possible.

“The club made this decision to feel comfortable.”

GDM writes that the former Palermo and Watford coach will undergo tests in the coming days to avoid any danger and released a statement about the decision.

“The replacement of Giuseppe Sannino and his collaborator Alessandro Recenti is necessary because they could have come in contact with people living in areas affected by the coronavirus,” the club announced.

Honved are currently fifth un the Hungarian league and are eight points behind third-placed Mezokovesd-Zsory.

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