THESE are strange times for everyone.
But imagine having your wife and children and your parents 800 miles away and not being able to do a thing to help them.
English football is packed full of foreign managers, coaches, players, and other staff. Some have their close families with them, many do not.
But all will have relatives in their homelands, with many of them on lockdown.
Birmingham boss Pep Clotet is one of those. Last Wednesday he packed wife Vanessa, three-year-old son Max and one-year-old daughter Helena back off to his native Spain.
Within a day of their arrival, their home town of Igualada near Barcelona was in lockdown. There also are his parents, father Ramon, 71, and mother Maria, 68, who has health problems.
That left Clotet back in Birmingham training his team for the restart of a season that may never actually resume.
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