Exclusive Chat To Pep Guardiola!
Posted: 2 July 2020
Manchester City manager Josep Pep Guardiola has opened up in an exclusive interview with The Beautiful Game’s European Correspondent Chris Wheatley in regards to his new Assistant Manager Juanma Lillo.
Guardiola lost his trusted lieutenant Mikel Arteta to Arsenal in late December, but recently added the well-travelled Lillo to his backroom staff, saying;
“His knowledge. His intelligence. His humanity. The way that he prepares his sessions. We are quite similar in how we see football and how we understand the game. He is a friend.”
When asked about the importance of working with people he knows and trusts, the Catalan said;
That is why it is important to choose these kind of people to be your backroom staff. I don’t know everything in football. I am still learning.
“I need guys close to me who can help me to be a better manager for our players and make me see things that I am not able to see,” concluded Guardiola
Chris Wheatley, Manchester.