Turkish football icon Fatih Terim, currently manager of Istanbul giants Galatasaray, said he had tested positive a for Corona virus.

“The results of a test done showed a positive result for Corona virus.” Terim said on twitter.

“I’m in safe hands at the hospital. Don’t worry. Hopefully i shall communicate more as soon as possible.” Terim added.

Dubbed “Emperor”, 66 years old Terim, the former Turkish national team boss, coached Galatasaray in different stints (1996-2000, 2002-2004, 2011-2013).

He picked up the role for a fourth time in December 2017.

Turkey has officially recorded 1,529 cases of the new Corona virus while 37 people have died, according to thr health minister.