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Guardiola's No. 2 at Man City leaves to work in Qatar

Fri 17 June 2022 | 19:06

After two Premier League titles with Manchester City, veteran coach leaves for Al-Sadd Sports Club.

Juanma Lillo

departed

Manchester City

to coach in Qatar. The Spanish coach led City to win two

Premier League

titles and reach the Champions League final since joining in June 2020.

Pep Guardiola

has never stood in the way of his assistants when given good possibilities, with Mikel Arteta departing for Arsenal and Domenec Torrent joining New York City FC. Guardiola has used Lillo's 40-year coaching career with Spain, Mexico, and China.

"His gaming expertise is astounding." Guardiola remarked of Lillo in 2021, "He sees things few can, including myself." He spoke little English and was popular with Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking players. Former

Liverpool

coach Rodolfo Borrell has become Guardiola's number two.

Carlos Vicens decided to stay despite agreeing to manage Heracles Almelo. Guardiola has the summer to replace Lillo, unlike when Arteta left for

Arsenal

midseason. "Manchester City was one of the highlights of my career," he remarked.

"Working with Pep, his team, and this group of players has been a pleasure, and I hope to have contributed to our on-field success." I hope the club achieves all of its goals moving ahead."


source: SportMob

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