Stoke City have confirmed that their manager Michael O'Neill has tested positive for coronavirus.
The latest round of testing at the Championship club took place on Monday.
News of O'Neill's positive test came shortly after it was revealed a friendly between the club and Manchester United was called off at the last minute.
It's reported the result of the Stoke City positive came through while the players were gathering at United's Carrington training ground.
O'Neill is now believed to be the individual at the centre of that positive test.
A United spokesperson told The Mirror that none of their squad came into contact with the Stoke party.
The Potters squad were taken to the academy building at Carrington well away from the United contingent.
Stoke say O'Neill will now follow the relevant guidance and undergo a period of isolation.
The former Northern Ireland and Shamrock Rovers boss will remain in virtual contact with his coaching staff and players.
Assistant Billy McKinlay will take temporary charge of the side.
Stoke's Championship campaign is due to resume away to Reading on Saturday June 20.
Stoke City can confirm that manager Michael O'Neill has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus following the latest round of testing on Monday (June 8).
O'Neill had tested negative in the previous five rounds of testing.
He will now follow the relevant guidance and undergo a period of isolation, whilst continuing to be in regular virtual contact with his coaching staff and players.
Assistant manager Billy McKinlay will take charge of training as the Potters prepare for their game against Reading on June 20.
The Club will be making no further comment on this matter.