Pep Guardiola assistant Juanma Lillo departs Manchester City for job in Qatar
The Spaniard spent two years working with Pep Guardiola at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City assistant Juanma Lillo has left the Premier League champions to become head coach at Qatari club Al-Sadd.
Spaniard Lillo, 56, joined City in June 2020 to fill the gap left by Mikel Arteta’s departure to Arsenal.
“My time at Manchester City has been one of the most enjoyable periods of my career,” Lillo told the club’s official website.
“To work alongside Pep (Guardiola), 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.”
Director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “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.”
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