Pep Guardiola is set to miss Manchester City’s upcoming two games against Sheffield United and Fulham after he flew to Spain to undergo a minor surgery.
The Manchester city manager travelled to his hometown Barcelona Spain, where he went for an ’emergency surgery. He successfully undergone the back surgery procedure and won’t be available at the club for some time as he will be resting.
The City coach had been experiencing backache pains for quite some time and decided to take the initiative by going for surgery.
Guardiola has managed City’s three games so far this season; Two Opening Premier league fixtures with a 100 percent record against Burnley and Newcastle United and the Uefa Super cup against Europa league champions Sevilla in Greece, where they drew 1-1 but managed to win the cup on penalties.
Manchester City released a statement announcing the news on Tuesday: ‘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.
The 52-year-old manager has been instrumental for the club in securing the premier league cup consecutively. Guardiola won a treble last season with Manchester City and guided the Club to its first Champions league trophy in club history after previous attempts by the club.
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 Guardiola’s return. Where 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.’