In summary

  • Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has undergone “emergency surgery” on a back problem and isn’t expected to take charge of the team for around another month.
  • According to city Guardiola has been suffering from severe back pain for some time and decided to have an operation in Barcelona, where he will spend time recovering.
  • Guardiola is expected to take charge of the team for around another month, the club said on Tuesday.

He  has been suffering time to  time and by a good luck he went back home where he had a  successful surgery, the club said.

His assistant, Juanma Lillo, will take over Guardiola’s duties in the meantime. The 57-year-old Lillo is in his second stint as Guardiola’s assistant at City, having held the position from 2020-22 after joining from Qingdao Huanghai in China.

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City has English Premier League games against Sheffield United and Fulham before the club season pauses for two weeks for international matches.

It’s hoped everything will be back to normal after the upcoming international break. Guardiola is expected to be ready to return to the day job in roughly three weeks’ time.

“Pep Guardiola has today undergone a routine operation on a back problem.The Manchester City boss has been suffering with severe back pain for some time lately, and flew out to Barcelona for emergency surgery performed by Dr Mireia Illueca. The surgery was a success, and Pep will now recover and rehabilitate in Barcelona.’’ City statement reads

Man City Fans Reaction

“we wish Pep quick recovery and ofcourse he will return soon to ensure we prove our competitors that we value ourselves.’’ A fan wrote.

‘‘Pep we wish you a quick recovery you have done  a lot to Man city and football at large see you soon,’’ another fan said.

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