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Guardiola Is the Next Premier League Coach to Test Positive for COVID-19

Guardiola Is the Next Premier League Coach to Test Positive for COVID-19

After a false scare (the football news), Pep Guardiola is the next Premier League coach to test positive for COVID-19.

Now, in the coronavirus-positive head coach’s absence, former Liverpool coach Rodolfo Borrell will take charge of Manchester City.

50-year-old Rodolfo Borrell joined Manchester City in 2014. He then became a part of Guardiola’s coaching unit at Etihad Stadium when the Catalan took over two years later.

After spending 13 years working in Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, Borrell has a reputation of helping nurture young talent. After all, there, he has worked with players like Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta, and Raheem Sterling at a young age.

And now, he is one of Guardiola’s most trusted lieutenants.

You must remember – former assistants Domenec Torrent and Mikel Arteta moved to New York City FC and rivals Arsenal respectively.

Borrell, on the other hand though, remained a part of his coaching group throughout his time at the club.

Borrell will oversee the Citizens’ third-round trip to League Two Swindon with the game likely going ahead at this stage. So, Borrell, a former Liverpool academy coach, will be in the dugout for the trip to Swindon.

Along with this, the stand-in coach will also lead City through the Premier League clash with Chelsea on January 15.

Guardiola Is the Next Premier League Coach to Test Positive for COVID-19

Due to his becoming the latest EPL manager to catch coronavirus, Pep Guardiola will miss Manchester City’s FA Cup clash.

A total of seven players and 14 backroom staff from within the first-team bubble are in self-isolation, including Guardiola and his assistant Juanma Lillo.

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