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Manchester City are set to lose manager, Pep Guardiola for two weeks, National Daily reports.

It is understood that Guardiola will miss City’s next two games after undergoing surgery. He will remain in Barcelona for recovery until after September international break. Juanma Lillo will temporarily take charge in his absence.

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A statement from the Premier League champions says their manager has been struggling with back pain for some time and has undergone emergency surgery in Barcelona.

A statement from the Premier League champions says their manager has been struggling with back pain for some time and has undergone emergency surgery in Barcelona.

Guardiola’s surgery was successful but he will continue his rehabilitation in the city. The 52-year-old is not expected to be back on the touchline for City until after the international break, meaning he will miss this Sunday’s trip to Sheffield United, live on Sky Sports, as well as the visit of Fulham on September 2.

In his absence, Juanma Lillo – who only returned to the club as assistant manager earlier this month after undergoing a spell as Al Sadd manager in Qatar – will take charge of training and matches for the treble winners.

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