Died by COVID-19 idol of Millionaires of Colombia

Died by COVID-19 idol of Millionaires of Colombia

Jhon Mario was an assistant to Millonarios in the 2011 season, in which they won the title.

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The historic 10 of Millonarios FC de Colombia and then technical director of Patriotas Boyacá, Jhon Mario Ramirez, died at age 50, after several days hospitalized for COVID-19 infection, both Colombian clubs reported through Twitter in a statement.

“We deeply regret giving the saddest news in our history, the death of our technical director Jhon Mario Ramírez“Said the Patriots, who sent condolences to the family.

Ramírez (1970-2021) was a midfielder for several Colombian teams with whom he played until 2008, and also participated in the National Team between 1996-1997.

He had taken over as Patriotas technical director earlier this year, after being Millionaires assistant, a team with which he won the title in 2011.

The technician had been admitted to the intensive care unit for two weeks of the San Rafael Hospital in the city of Tunja, capital of Boyacá, according to local media

The steel club announced on Tuesday that it was temporarily replacing the coach with Jorge Luis Bernal, to take over the training of the Boyacá team for the league.