Pep Guardiola of Manchester City and Sean Dyche of Burnley have both tested positive for Covid
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After testing positive for Covid-19, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Burnley manager Sean Dyche will miss his sides’ FA Cup third-round fixtures in the coming week. Pep Guardiola of Manchester City and Sean Dyche of Burnley have both tested positive for Covid.
On Tuesday, the virus was discovered in both City’s 50-year-old Spanish manager and his assistant Juanma Lillo.
The duo is one of 21 City players sequestered before of their FA Cup clash against Swindon Town on Friday.
Dyche will sit out Saturday’s home match against Huddersfield as he focuses on his recovery.
Burnley and Manchester City have given no indication that their cup games will be postponed as a result of the positive Covid cases.
Seven of City’s first-teamers are among the 21 players who have been isolated.
The Premier League leaders’ travel to the County Ground to face League Two club Swindon will be led by assistant coach Rodolfo Borrell.
Meanwhile, Burnley has denied that the club has been affected by the outbreak.
In December, three Clarets games were postponed due to Covid instances at other clubs.
Since the beginning of December, 17 English top-flight games have been postponed due to the Omicron variant’s influence.
Between December 27 and January 2, 14,250 Covid-19 tests were performed on players and staff, with 94 positive results, according to the Premier League.
With a high of 103 positive tests the previous week, this was the first week-by-week reduction in positive tests in eight weeks.