- Brendan Rodgers said he contracted the disease, but has recovered
- Former Liverpool boss also explained that his wife also tested positive
- Rodgers was seen in training on May 20 ahead of a possible return of the Premier League
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English Premier League community will now heave a sigh of relief after Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers disclosed he earlier contracted the dreaded coronavirus but fully recovered.
The former Liverpool boss also explained that his wife also tested positive for the infection and she has also fully recovered.
Rodgers likened that symptoms to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, saying he was weak, unable to walk and had some struggles.
"Me and my wife had it just after (the season) broke up. A week later I really started to struggle, I had no smell and no taste,” the manager told BBC Leicester Sport.
"It reminded me of climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, as you climb higher you get more breathless.
Ahead of the June 17 restart of the English Premier League, the 47-year-old was spotted in training on Wednesday, May 20.
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Fresh reports have it that action will return in the English top-flight as clubs have voted for the season to restart on Wednesday, June 17 with Arsenal facing off with Manchester City at the Etihad.
According to SunSport, the new fixture upon return will also see Aston Villa take on Sheffield United in the first games back after the break.
Plans were in place for the season to resume on Friday 19 June, but the Telegraph claim that has been scrapped.
Two matches will be played on Wednesday to make all of the clubs in the league level on 29 games.
It was also gathered that Premier League chiefs are working on an idea in which the season will ends latest August 2.
Premier League organisers might have concluded plans to play the remaining 92 games in the 2019-20 season within 35 days.
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