English Premiership

Guardiola serious about player welfare

2020-03-27 13:11
Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola (Getty Images)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is keeping tabs on his players while they train on their own as a result of the coronavirus.

The City squad have already been in lockdown for over a fortnight during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, with no visitors allowed at the club’s Etihad training campus.

Players including Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne have all been handed personal fitness programmes by Guardiola’s conditioning staff.

The City boss is understandably concerned how much fitness levels will be impacted by the footballing shutdown, with soccer chiefs still intent on concluding the current campaign when it is considered safe enough to do so.

It’s understood Guardiola, always the man for the small details, has been going out of his way to check on the welfare of all his staff.

He has been contacting players on a daily basis to ask after them and how their own families are managing in the current crisis – in addition to how they are keeping fit.

Some team members live in the city centre and do not have access to a garden space, so Guardiola and his staff are doing all they can to raise spirits.

The Catalan donated £1 million earlier this week to the Angel Soler Daniel Foundation and Medical College of Barcelona, for the acquisition and supply of health equipment during the Covid-19 crisis.

- TEAMtalk media


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