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Manchester City's boss Pep Guardiola to miss upcoming matches

Manchester City's manager, Pep Guardiola, is set to miss the upcoming Premier League matches due to his recent back surgery.

Suffering from severe back pain, The 52-year-old coach, Guardiola, underwent a minor but necessary operation in Barcelona.

During his absence, assistant manager Juanma Lillo will oversee first-team training and lead the team from the touchline.

City's next matches are against Sheffield United on Sunday and Fulham on September 2nd at the Etihad Stadium. Guardiola is anticipated to return after the international break. The operation, performed by Dr. Mireia Illueca, was deemed successful, and Guardiola, who led the team to a Treble victory last season, will recover in Barcelona.

Manchester City expressed their well wishes for a speedy recovery and eagerly await his return.

In this season's early stages, City currently stand second in the Premier League, sharing six points with leaders Brighton and third-placed Arsenal. Their opening two games resulted in victories against Burnley and Newcastle.

Additionally, they clinched the Uefa Super Cup title by defeating Europa League champions Sevilla with a 5-4 penalty shootout triumph in Athens last week.

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