Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is set to miss his team’s next two Premier League matches due to undergoing back surgery.
The news comes as a shock to both fans and players, as the 52-year-old had been suffering from what the club termed “severe” back pain.
In light of his condition, Guardiola sought medical attention and travelled to Barcelona for what was described as an “emergency” yet “minor” operation.
This unfortunate setback for Guardiola and Manchester City raises concerns over the team’s performance in his absence.
His meticulous approach to the game has yielded numerous titles, including the Premier League, FA Cup, and most notably, the club’s first-ever Champions League trophy in the previous season.
Manchester City won the Uefa Super Cup by beating Europa League winners Sevilla on penalties in Athens last week.