Juanma Lillo: Man City confirm Spaniard as Guardiola's assistant

Juanma Lillo: Man City confirm Spaniard as Guardiola's assistant

- Juanma Lillo is set to take over from Mikel Arteta at Manchester City

- Arteta left City to become Arsenal boss back in December 2019

- Lillo has had successful coaching stints with a number of clubs

Spanish coach Juanma Lillo has been confirmed as Pep Guardiola's No.2 at Manchester City.

Guardiola has been without an assistant since the departure of Mikel Arteta who left for Arsenal in December 2019.

Arteta coached City as an assistant for nearly three years, before he left for a sensational return to Arsenal to replace Unai Emery.

Guardiola has since been without a substantive assistant, with now the appointment of Lillo expected to fill the void.

Prior to his appointment, Lillo led Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai led to the Chinese League One title.

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The 54-year-old has also had managerial stints with Oviedo, Tenerife, Zaragoza and Real Sociedad.

Away from managing clubs, the Spaniard coached Chile national team.

Interestingly, he previously managed Guardiola towards the end of the City manager's career as a player at Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa.

Juanma Lillo: Man City confirm Spaniard as Guardiola's assistant

Juanma Lillo: Man City confirm Spaniard as Guardiola's assistant (photo: Getty)
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Speaking on joining City, Lillo said: "I am delighted to have joined Manchester City ’s coaching staff."

“It’s a pleasure to become a part of this group and I hope to make an important contribution to the club’s success going forward," he added.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Liverpool have been tipped to win this season's title with Supercomputer giving them the crown with three more loses for the Anfield landlords.

Last season, Liverpool also tried to win the Premier League losing only one game throughout the season as Manchester City eventually beat them to win the title.

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But Liverpool went on to win the Champions League which was an incredible season for Jurgen Klopp and his wards.

They started this current campaign superbly and the Reds have been topping the standings since then even though their unbeaten record has been destroyed by Watford.

After almost three months, the season will resume next week Wednesday with Aston Villa taking on Sheffield United, while Manchester City will face long term rivals Arsenal.

According to the report on UK Sun, Liverpool have been named as the champions by the Supercomputer in which Manchester City will finish as runners-up on the final table.

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Source: Legit.ng

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