Pep Guardiola assistant Juanmo Lillo leaves Etihad for managerial role

Juanma Lillo leaves Etihad for head coach role at Al-Sadd.

Man City assistant manager Juama Lillo leaves the Etihad to take the managerial role at Al-Sadd.

He has been an assistant to Guardiola since June 2020 and has vital in winning two Premier League titles and one Carabao Cup.

Lillo said: “My time at Manchester City has been one of the most enjoyable periods of my career.

“To work alongside Pep, his backroom staff and this group of players has been a pleasure and I hope to have contributed in a small way to the fantastic success we have enjoyed on the pitch.

“I wish the club the very best and hope they can achieve all of their ambitions moving forwards.”

Man City director of football Txiki Begiristain added: “Juanma has been an integral part of a team that has won back-to-back Premier League titles.

“His dedication, passion and desire to improve our squad have been evident from our results on the pitch throughout his time at the club.

“It has been a pleasure working with Juanma over the last two seasons and everybody at Manchester City wishes him well in his new venture.”


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