City manager, Pep Guardiola to miss next two games after back surgery
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager, will miss next two Premier League matches after undergoing minor back surgery in Barcelona, Spain.

The club which disclosed this in a statement via its website on Tuesday, said Guardiola had been struggling with back pain for some time and has undergone emergency surgery in Barcelona.

The statement reads, “Pep Guardiola has today undergone a routine operation on a back problem.

“The Manchester City boss has been suffering from severe back pain for some time lately and flew out to Barcelona for emergency surgery performed by Dr Mireia Illueca. The surgery was a success, and Pep will now recover and rehabilitate in Barcelona.

“In his absence, assistant manager Juanma Lillo will oversee the coaching of the first team on the training field and will assume duties on the touchline until Pep’s return. He is expected to return after the forthcoming international break.

“Everyone at Manchester City wishes Pep a speedy recovery, and looks forward to seeing him back in Manchester soon.”


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