Pep Guardiola will miss Manchester City’s next two fixtures after undergoing a back surgery in Barcelona.
Manchester City has announced that Pep Guardiola has undergone emergency surgery on a back problem after suffering from severe pain.
Manchester City released an official statement confirming the news on Tuesday, which reads: “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.“
Guardiola will miss Manchester City’s next two Premier League fixtures against Sheffield United and Fulham. Guardiola is recovering in Barcelona following his surgery and will return to Manchester after the international break. His assistant Junma Lilo will take over from him in his absence.
“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.”
After winning the treble last season, Manchester City started the 2023-2024 season with two wins in the Premier League. They also won the UEFA Super Cup last week after beating Sevilla on penalties.