Augsburg manager to miss Bundesliga restart after breaking quarantine rules to buy toothpaste

Augsburg boss Heiko Herrlich will miss his side’s clash with Wolfsburg on Saturday after breaking lockdown restrictions to buy toothpaste – By Enock Mukoma


The Bundesliga returns this weekend and strict rules have been in place to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


The 48-year-old had earlier said: “I have no toothpaste and then I went to a supermarket.”
And in a statement, Herrlich added: “I made a mistake by leaving the hotel.day.


“Even Herrlich owned up to his mistake in a statement
As well as comprehensive testing, teams are also required to remain in quarantine at all times.


Herrlich left the club hotel to go to a supermarket and buy toothpaste, breaching the regulations laid though I have followed all hygiene measures both when leaving the hotel and otherwise, I cannot undo this.


“In this situation, I was not able to act as a role model for my team and the public.
“I will therefore be consistent and stand by my mistake.


“Because of this misconduct, I will not be leading the training [on Friday] and will not be in charge of the team against Wolfsburg on Saturday.”


Having been appointed in March, this was set to be his first match in charge
Herrlich will only be able to return after two negative tests for COVID-19.

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