Ex-Chelsea star Dan Petrescu, 52, rushed to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus following outbreak at Cluj

FORMER Chelsea star Dan Petrescu has been rushed to hospital after testing positive for coronavirus.

The Romanian ex-defender, 52, currently manages his home country's reigning champions CFR Cluj.

Petrescu has now become the Transylvanian club's 13th employee to be struck down by Covid-19.

Sources in Bucharest said they expect the 95-cap international to spend a minimum of 48 hours in hospital.

A string of Cluj players and coaching staff had previously been diagnosed with the condition.

Petrescu helped Chelsea win the Cup Winners' Cup, FA Cup, League Cup and Uefa Super Cup during his time in West London.

He ended his five-year Stamford Bridge spell in 2000.

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He joined the Blues from Sheffield Wednesday, and went on to play for Bradford and Southampton.

Bucharest-born Petrescu has since managed clubs in Romania, Poland, Russia, China and the Middle East.

He is in his second spell as Cluj coach, having led them to the league title in 2018.

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