Monday March 23 2020
Fatih Terim has coronavirus

Former Milan and Fiorentina boss Fatih Terim says he is in “good hands” after testing positive for coronavirus.

Fatih has no known underlying health problems but, at 66 years of age, is considered higher risk.

“According to test results today, my coronavirus result was positive,” he tweeted.

“I’m in good hands at the hospital. Don’t worry. I’ll make another announcement as soon as possible.”

Terim remains the only Turk to have ever won a European trophy with a Turkish team – the UEFA Cup with Galatasaray in 2000.

He went on to coach Fiorentina and Milan, guiding the Viola to the 2001 Coppa Italia Final despite their crippling finances.

The Galatasaray boss then coached Milan for the first part of 2001-02, helping build their Champions League-winning team of 02-03.

He made such an impact during his short spell in Serie A that he was awarded an Italian knighthood in 2008.