Ian Woan: Premier League Staff Infected By Coronavirus

Burnley’s assistant manager Ian Waon is the first identified Premier League staff to have tested positive for coronavirus as teams return for training.

Waon is among the list of six players and staff earlier reported to have tested positive for the virus.

He was confirmed positive after undergoing test at the club in line with measures put in place by the FA to ensure the season is completed and a further spread of the virus avoided.

Waon will be isolated and monitored according to a statement from the club.

In line with strict Premier League requirements and following a positive test, Ian will now self-isolate for a period of seven days, with a view to being tested again week commencing Monday, 25th May.

Ian is asymptomatic and is currently safe and well at home.

He will remain in close communication with club personnel regarding his re-engagement in training once he is clear of the virus.

Everyone at Burnley Football Club sends their best wishes to Ian and his family,” the statement read.

Clubs have been mandated by the FA to test all players and backroom staff twice per week.