- Heiko Herrlich is likely to miss his side’s clash with Wolfsburg
- The manager was on the wrong side of quarantine as he decided to leave his hotel to go get toothpaste
- This was against quarantine regulations and he is set to miss training
As clubs and fans in Germany are preparing for the anticipated Bundesliga return, one manager will likely not be available to oversee his team’s first game in more than two months.
Augsburg manager Heiko Herrlich is likely to miss the first round of fixtures in the Bundesliga restart after allegedly breaching quarantine rules.
With Bundesliga teams in quarantine ahead of the restart, Herrlich decided to tempt fate by stepping out of his hotel room to get some toothpaste.
The manager would later release a statement admitting his error of judgement at the time.
Because of his error, the manager further stated he would not lead the training on Friday, May 15 as he posed a sort of risk.
On why he decided to step out, Herrlich explained in a video news conference that he had run out of toothpaste and had gone to fetch some at the supermarket.
It was gathered that clubs are regularly testing players for the coronavirus in a bid to ensure no surprises as the league prepares for a restart from Saturday, May 16.
Augsburg face Wolfsburg in the weekend with the club flirting with the relegation zone in 14th place, five points clear of the dreaded zone.
Legit.ng earlier reported that German officials have stated that the Bundesliga will restart on May 16 becoming the first European league to resume following the coronavirus shutdown.
Upon resumption, one of fiercest rivalries in German football will be rekindled as Schalke and Borussia Dortmund face-off in yet another edition of the derby.
Champions Bayern Munich, who are four points clear at the top of the table, travel to Union Berlin on Sunday, May 17.
Most teams have nine games to play, with the final weekend of the season rescheduled for 27-28 June. Bundesliga is set to become the first European league to resume matches after the German government is ready to ease restrictions during the pandemic.
The German league will begin after a meeting was held with Chancellor Angela Merkel who gave approval.
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