“My relationship with Pep goes back many years," Lillo said, "and I am thrilled to be joining him as part of this exciting team. Lillo will be the replacement for Mikel Arteta, who left his role as Guardiola's No. 2 to take over at Arsenal in December.
City's director of football, Txiki Begiristain, said the 54-year-old Lillo would be an “invaluable asset” to Guardiola because of his “vast experience working across three continents.”
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