Juanma Lillo to be Guardiola’s new assistant at Manchester City

Juanma Lillo will join up with Pep Guardiola at Manchester City after leaving his role as Qingdao Huanghai head coach.

The Spaniard achieved promotion to the Chinese Super League with Qingdao last season, but will now be appointed as Guardiola’s assistant at the Premier League club.

Guardiola has been looking for a new assistant coach since Mikel Arteta left to take the head coach’s job at Arsenal in December.

The likes of Xabi Alonso and Vincent Kompany had been sounded out as possible replacements for Arteta but, as MARCA understands, Lillo will now take that role.   Continue reading

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