Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, you’ll be aware that Manchester City have a new assistant manager.
After something of a comprehensive search following Mikel Arteta’s move to Arsenal in December, which has also seen Pep Guardiola rejected by former players such as Vincent Kompany, they’ve elected to hire Juan Manuel Lillo as their new number two.
The coach, who managed Guardiola at the end of his playing career with Dorado, was formally introduced earlier this week with him openly admitting how “thrilled” he was with the move.
Little has been mentioned about his deal at Manchester City or even the manner of his arrival, but Marca provide that information today.
They reveal that Lillo arrived in Manchester on Sunday on a private flight and, after passing COVID-19 tests, was presented to the squad on Tuesday with the club now on the hunt for a new house for him.
They report Lillo will be Guardiola’s ‘eyes’ at the club and his ‘closest assistant’ and is likely to undertake the same tasks that Arteta did during his time in the role.
In terms of a contract, the Spanish newspaper reports that he has signed a one-year deal at the club, running until the summer of 2021.
However, his future at Manchester City is ‘linked to that of Pep’ whose contract also runs out next summer. Should he renew, the likelihood of Lillo staying is ‘not ruled out’.