The Manchester City club has officially announced a sad news about their coach Pep Guardiola via a statement on their website.
Pep Guardiola will temporarily move away from Manchester City. The club announced that the coach will not be on the field until the international break, as he was forced to undergo emergency back surgery.
« Pep Guardiola has today undergone a routine operation on a back problem.
The Manchester City boss has been suffering with 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 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 look forward to seeing him back in Manchester soon. » , the English club said.