Manchester City appoint Pep Guardiola’s mentor Lillo as assistant manager: Lillo, 54, will take up the function vacated by Mikel Arteta, who left Manchester Metropolis to grow to be supervisor at former membership Arsenal.

Manchester City appoint Pep Guardiola’s mentor Lillo as assistant manager

Pep Guardiola (Reuters Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Juan Manuel Lillo had coached Pep Guardiola throughout the finish of his taking part in profession
  • Lillo will take up the function vacated by Mikel Arteta at Man Metropolis
  • Thrilled to be becoming a member of Pep Guardiola as a part of this thrilling group: Lillov

Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola has appointed his mentor and training inspiration Juan Manuel Lillo as his new assistant, the Premier League membership stated on Tuesday.

Lillo, 54, will take up the function vacated by Mikel Arteta, who left the Etihad Stadium to grow to be supervisor at former membership Arsenal.

The Spaniard joins from Qingdao Huanghai, having helped the membership to the Chinese language League One championship and so serving to them obtain promotion to the Tremendous League.

Lillo, who has beforehand managed Actual Sociedad, Vissel Kobe and Actual Oviedo, has labored with a number of world class abilities throughout his profession, together with Andres Iniesta, David Villa and Yaya Toure.

‘My relationship with Pep goes again a few years’

He additionally coached Guardiola in direction of the tip of his taking part in profession, throughout their shared time in Mexico at Dorados de Sinaloa.

“My relationship with Pep goes again a few years and I’m thrilled to be becoming a member of him as a part of this thrilling group,” Lillo advised the membership’s web site.

“Manchester Metropolis has loved a lot success over latest seasons and performed a model of lovely soccer we’ve come to anticipate from this membership and its supervisor.

“It is a pleasure to grow to be part of this group and I hope to make an necessary contribution to the membership’s success going forwards.”

Metropolis will restart their marketing campaign after the COVID-19-enforced break in opposition to Arsenal on June 17.

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