FORMER Middlesbrough coach Leo Percovich and his household have been left devastated after being concerned in a tragic automotive accident in Brazil.
The Uruguayan was driving within the Santos Dumont area of Zona da Mata together with his spouse and three youngsters within the early hours of yesterday morning when their automotive plunged off a 20-metre excessive highway bridge.
Perovich, who’s presently working with Fluminese’s Underneath-20s, suffered “slight accidents” because of this on the incident however has been left reeling after it tragically claimed the lifetime of considered one of his daughters.
In an announcement launched on the Brazilian membership’s web site, they confirmed the lack of his younger little one whereas his different two children are preventing for his or her lives.
It learn: “Fluminense confirms that the coach of the membership’s under-20 group, Leo Percovich, 49, was within the automotive accident on Saturday within the Santos Dumont area of Zona da Mata.
“Leo Percovich and his spouse have been rescued and brought to UPA Norte, in Juiz de Fora.
“The coach suffered slight accidents and can bear examinations all through the evening. The coach’s spouse suffered a fractured pelvis.
“Of the couple’s youngsters, a boy and a woman are within the CTI of Santa Casa de Juiz de Fora in vital situation and the opposite daughter of the couple died.
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“The membership deeply regrets the loss and is supporting the coach at this tough time and decrees official mourning for 3 days.
“A member of the membership workers is on the best way to Juiz de Fora. Extra info to comply with.”
Boro additionally tweeted: “We woke this morning to some tragic information from Brazil the place our former goalkeeping coach Leo Percovic has been concerned in a automotive accident which has claimed the lifetime of considered one of his youngsters.
“Our ideas and prayers are with you Leo.”
Percovich joined Middlesbrough as a part of Aitor Karanka’s backroom workers in 2013 and have become an enormous hit with the Riverside trustworthy for his emotional shows on the touchline and memorable celebrations as he helped the membership to win promotion to the Premier League in 2016.
He left the membership final summer season following the arrival of Garry Monk and headed again to South America.
Various Boro gamers previous and current additionally shared their devastation and assist for Percovich on social media.
Ex-defender and Actual Madrid star Jonathan Woodgate wrote on Instagram: “My ideas are prayers are with huge Leo and his household at this unhappy time.”
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Ben Gibson wrote: “Completely devastated to get up and listen to about Leo and his household… do not actually know what to say however we’re all praying for you mate.”
Whereas Boro goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos mentioned: “I’ve no phrases.
“Fully devastated. Keep robust my good friend.”