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Manchester City have affirmed that Juanma Lillo has joined the club as Pep Guardiola’s No.2.

Lillo replaces Mikel Arteta who left in December to become lead trainer at Arsenal.

The 54-year-old Spaniard joins from Chinese side Qingdao Huanghai, which he prompted the Chinese League One title.

Lillo had instructed Guardiola towards the finish of his playing vocation at Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa.

He has additionally overseen Oviedo, Tenerife, Zaragoza and Real Sociedad, just as going about as right hand at Chile and Sevilla.

On joining City, Lillo told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to have joined Manchester City’s coaching staff.

“My relationship with Pep goes back many years and I am thrilled to be joining him as part of this exciting team.

“It’s a pleasure to become a part of this group and I hope to make an important contribution to the club’s success going forwards.”