Manchester City appoints Juanma Lillo as Pep Guardiola’s new assistant


Premier League giant, Manchester City has appointed Juanma Lillo as the new assistant coach to manager Pep Guardiola.

The 54-year-old comes in to replace Mikel Arteta as Guardiola’s No 2, with Guardiola keen to link back up with his mentor he calls ‘the maestro’.

It would be recalled that Mikel Arteta left the his role as the Assistant Manger to start a new adventure with his former club Arsenal.

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Lillo left his post at Quingdao Huanghai to join City, having guided the club to the Chinese League One title and securing promotion to the Super League.

He will be making his debut on the City bench when the league finally resume with the Manchester team on Arteta’s Arsenal in what will be a thrilling affair.

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