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Traitor, Guardiola's disciple who leaves City to follow in Arteta's footsteps

By Liam Styles

Traitor, Guardiola's disciple who leaves City to follow in Arteta's footsteps

He learned all the tricks of the Spanish coach and wants to succeed in English football.

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Manchester City's celebrations are over after their UEFA Champions League final triumph, where they won their first trophy and are on course to be a historic team for the Premier League and Europe.

Josep Guardiola has become a historic figure in world football by winning his second treble. As well as catapulting the careers of idols such as Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta and above all Lionel Messi, with whom he had magical moments at FC Barcelona.

And it is true that the Spanish tactician has made a school within his ranks. He knows that he must rely on his assistants who work all week to find the best tactics to suit Guardiola's idea of dominating his opponents.

It has already happened once with Mikel Arteta. When the Arsenal player retired he was called upon by Guardiola to be his assistant. After Unai Emery's failure with the Gunners, Arteta was considered to be his successor and last season he fought tooth and nail with his former master to win the Premier League.

Who is Guardiola's next disciple to leave?

Leicester City have just announced the appointment of Enzo Maresca as their new manager for next season after they were relegated to the Championship. The 43-year-old former Sevilla and Juventus player was Guardiola's right-hand man last season, so he will be looking to get promoted as soon as possible.

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