Pep Guardiola is ready to quarantine for a fortnight earlier than returning to Manchester Metropolis forward of the brand new Premier League season.
The coach has been in his native Barcelona for a break, with some followers hoping that his presence there’s one other signal meaning Lionel Messi might truly be on his strategy to the Etihad.
With all arrivals from Spain being compelled to quarantine for 2 weeks based on the present UK authorities laws, Guardiola won’t be anticipated on the coaching floor this week to steer pre-season coaching.
Nonetheless, the membership will not be involved about this. All the squad have been allowed to go wherever they wished of their break day between the tip of 1 marketing campaign and the beginning of the subsequent and Metropolis miss the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures after their Champions League exertions.
As well as, whereas there shall be some gamers reporting for responsibility this week the upcoming worldwide matches imply that almost all of their gamers shall be away for almost all of the subsequent two weeks anyway.
When Guardiola does return to the Metropolis Soccer Academy, there’ll nonetheless be greater than every week earlier than they head to Molineux to face Wolves in a sport that has been pushed again to a Monday evening.
The Blues are nonetheless hoping so as to add Messi and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly to their squad earlier than the switch window closes, having already added defender Nathan Ake from Bournemouth and winger Ferran Torres from Valencia as a part of their rebuild following a disappointing marketing campaign.