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  • 22 Mar
    Pep Guardiola will arrive at Manchester City in the summer with a weight of expectation on his shoulders, but who will he bring to help him carry it? Guardiolas backroom staff have remained relatively constant through his time at Barcelona from 2008 to now at Bayern Munich, helping him to two Champions League titles, three La Liga crowns and two Bundesliga successes.Here, with the help of Mario Harter of Sky in Germany, we run through Guardiolas four main men in Munich, who are likely to follow the Spaniard to the Etihad Stadium. Manuel Estiarte - Personal assistantThese are people I trust, who Ive already worked with together in Barcelona for a long time, said Guardiola upon arriving at Bayern, and none are more trusted than Estiarte.A former Spain waterpolo champion who represented his country six times at the Olympics and won gold in 1996, Catalonia-born Estiarte is Guardiolas right-hand man, and often speaks on behalf of the manager. Manel Estiarte is closest to Guardiola, according to Sky in Germans Mario Harter He has participated in many Olympic Games, said Guardiola in 2013. I like to take his influences from other sports, he will help us.Harter, of Sky in Germany, said: Aside from Peps family, Manuel is closest to Guardiola. Their fathers were friends before that, so have known each other for a long time. Estiarte was like the Maradona of waterpolo.Domenec Torrent - Assistant coachGuardiola hired Torrent when he took over third-tier Barcelona B in 2007, and later promoted him to assistant when the Spaniard got the top job at the Nou Camp.Torrent joined Hermann Gerland, who has been at Bayern since 2001, as Guardiolas assistants, and had the honour of addressing the players ahead of the manager upon arrival in 2013. Guardiola hired Domenec Torrent when he took over third-tier Barcelona B in 2007 Harter recalled: I remember the first press conference with Pep Guardiola, the big presentation at the Allianz Arena.After the press conference was the first training session at the Allianz, and the first speech to the team was not Guardiola, it was Torrent. He spoke to the team first, and that was a surprise to the German people.He is very close to Pep, and is very loyal. He was a coach at Palamos CF, and when they didnt have enough money to pay him, he worked for free.According to reports in Bild, Gerland will stay at Bayern to assist incoming manager Carlo Ancelotti.Lorenzo Buenaventura - Fitnesss coachBuenaventura was Peps trusted fitness coach at Barcelona, focusing heavily on rehabilitation of injured stars, and was previously fitness coach at Argentina from 2001 to 2005. Lorenzo Buenaventura was Guardiolas trusted fitness coach at Barcelona He has been busy this season; despite Bayern sitting at the summit of the Bundesliga by eight points, they have lost Medhi Benatia, Holger Badstuber, Jerome Boateng, Javi Martinez, Franck Ribery, Mario Gotze, Juan Bernat and Arjen Robben to long-term injuries.Harter adds: When Pep took his sabbatical in 2012, so did Buenaventura, going back to Cadiz in his hometown, and moved to Munich when Pep signed. He is loyal too.Carles Planchart - Scout and video analystAnother Spaniard, Planchart followed Guardiola to Bayern in 2013 as a scout and video analyst.Tasked with monitoring opposition and talent spotting, Planchart will have his work cut out next season if Guardiola brings him to the Etihad.Bayern could have played a maximum of 55 games last season, but Manchester City, with the addition of the Capital One Cup and cup replays, could have played a maximum of 69. 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