News now: Journalist claims Pep has hinted that 'genius' could actually return to Man City next season

 Pep Guardiola allegedly made a hint about Juanma Lillo's potential comeback to Manchester City in the upcoming campaign.

This information on the Al Sadd leader, who served as City's assistant coach from 2020 to 2022 in Mikel Arteta's place, comes from journalist Jack Gaughan.

The suggestion that Juanma Lillo join Pep Guardiola's backroom staff at Manchester City has now been made public.

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Jack Gaughan: Pep Guardiola has hinted that Juanma Lillo could make Manchester City return as assistant coach

It was claimed in July that the Spaniard, who These Football Times called a "genius," may play at the club's home stadium of Etihad Stadium once more.

The News now manager even acknowledged on Tuesday that he has ideas in mind about who coach he would hire to join his backroom team in Enzo Maresca's stead if he departs to manage Leicester City.

Jack Gaughan now claims that Pep Guardiola may have implied that a payout would be necessary for Juanma Lillo to return to Manchester City when he only stated that Lillo is "under contract" with Al Sadd.

The return of Juanma Lillo would be a welcome addition

Many seasoned players may depart the blue side of Manchester given that the triple winners have already lost Ilkay Gundogan to Barcelona and may also be forced to sell stars like Kyle Walker, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, and Aymeric Laporte.

The 57-year-old's comeback might benefit Manchester City as a consequence because of his time spent at the team and his understanding of how to collaborate with Pep Guardiola to win championships.

Lillo, whose coaching ability and winning mindset might reinforce the standards expected to win on several fronts once again in the forthcoming season, is believed to be highly liked by Guardiola as well as the majority of the players at the club.

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