Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola has tested positive for Covid-19 alongside assistant Juanma Lillo.

This was confirmed via the statement issued on the club’s website on Thursday afternoon.

“Pep Guardiola will miss tomorrow evening’s FA Cup trip to Swindon Town after testing positive for Covid-19.

The City manager recorded a positive test on Tuesday along with assistant Juanma Lillo. Both are now isolating, along with a number of other positive cases within the City first team bubble.

This brings the number of those isolating for Covid related reasons amongst the group to 21.

Of that number, 14 are backroom staff and seven are first-team players.
Assistant coach Rodolfo Borrell will take charge of the team for the trip to Swindon

Manchester City statement via web

The number of positive cases in City have now rocketed up to 21 including seven players with the rest being members of staff.

However, the game will still go ahead as planned as assistant Rodolfo Borrell will be on the touchline.

Similar, Burnley had announced earlier that coach Sean Dyche also tested positive for the ravaging virus and will miss their game against Huddersfield.

Pep a former Barcelona and Bayern manager has been nominated for Premier League manager of the month of December.