Pep Guardiola To Miss Few Games Due To Back Surgery

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Pep Guardiola underwent a routine procedure on his back today

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been suffering from significant back pain for some time and travelled to Barcelona for emergency surgery performed by Dr Mireia Illueca. The procedure went well, and Pep will now rest and heal in Barcelona.

In his absence, assistant manager Juanma Lillo will oversee first-team coaching on the training field and will take over on the touchline until Pep returns. He is anticipated to return during the upcoming international break.

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Everyone at Manchester City wishes Pep a speedy recovery and hopes to see him back in the city soon.

“He is expected to return after the forthcoming international break,” City said of Guardiola.

Before the club season is suspended for two weeks for international matches, City has league fixtures against Sheffield United and Fulham. Their first game back will be against West Ham United on September 16.

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Pep Guardiola Given A Ticket Over ‘Yellow Line Parking’

On Monday, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was given a parking ticket before being asked for a picture by a traffic warden, according to a video.

The Spanish boss was embroiled in a little humorous scenario when returning to his car in a video dated Monday.

Guardiola is confronted by a traffic warden as he seeks to enter a car that looks to be parked on double yellow lines in the video.

The warden then asks the Spaniard for a picture, to which he responds hilariously: “You want a picture? You have to pay. For the picture.”

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

On the field, City’s performance against Newcastle on Saturday was far from easy, with the Magpies gradually gaining control of the game in the second half.

Guardiola was also seen arguing with a fan who questioned him about his lack of substitutes. In both of City’s Premier League games this season, the Spaniard has chosen not to make any substitutions.

However, it is two wins in two for the reigning treble winners, who are second in the table behind Brighton on goal difference.

Guardiola admitted after the game, in which City set a record with 17 consecutive home victories: “It’s the second game of the season but it proves why we won a lot.

“The mindset and mentality of this group of players is amazing every time and surprises me every time.

“Against that team and in the conditions that we arrive, with a lot of injuries and no rest, how they run and the commitment for everyone, it was absolutely amazing.

“We played really good and deserved to win. We could have scored more goals.”

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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.