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I'm in Safe Hands at Hospital: Galatasaray Manager Fatih Terim Says Has Coronavirus

Fatih Terim (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Fatih Terim (Photo Credit: Reuters)

Galatasaray manager and Turkish football icon Fatih Terim took to social media to say that he tested positive for coronavirus.

  • AFP
  • Last Updated: March 24, 2020, 10:51 AM IST
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Istanbul: Turkish football icon Fatih Terim, currently manager of Istanbul giants Galatasaray, said he had tested positive for the novel 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 December 2017.

Turkey has officially recorded 1,529 cases of the new coronavirus while 37 people have died, according to the health minister late Monday.

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