Kewell tests positive for COVID-19

Socceroos great Harry Kewell has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Oldham Athletic manager is self-isolating for 10 days, and missed his side’s overnight 1-1 English League Two draw with Carlisle United.

According to an Oldham Athletic statement, Kewell felt “unwell towards the end of the weekend”.

“He was subsequently re-tested yesterday, but was not present at training since developing symptoms,” the statement said.

“The daily screening protocol and guidance from the EFL and government is still being followed in what is still a challenging time for all.

“The club would like to wish Harry a quick recovery and look forward to welcoming him back once it is safe for him to do so.”

Assistant Head Coach Alan Maybury will take charge of tonight's game on the touchline after a positive test for Covid-19 came back today for Harry Kewell. #oafc

Kewell will also miss Oldham’s upcoming matches against Port Vale and Southend.

“The players along with (assistant coach) Alan (Maybury) and the backroom staff will be assisted by Harry remotely during his isolation,” the statement said.

Kewell was appointed manager of Oldham in August.

The Latics broke through on the weekend for their first league win of the season, defeating Bolton 2-1.

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