Pep Guardiola, Manchester City's manager, to miss two matches due to routine back surgery.

Premier League champions announced Guardiola's absence due to severe back pain.

Guardiola underwent an emergency yet routine surgery in Barcelona.

Dr. Mireia Illueca performed a successful operation to alleviate Guardiola's back pain.

Assistant manager Juanma Lillo takes temporary charge during Guardiola's recovery.

Manchester City's upcoming matches against Sheffield United and Fulham affected by Guardiola's absence.

Guardiola's absence highlights the physical toll of managing a top-tier football club.

Manchester City wishes Guardiola a swift recovery and anticipates his return.

Guardiola's absence underlines his significant role in shaping team strategies.

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