Manchester City have recruited famed nutritionist Silvia Tremoleda on a two-year contract, according to Mundo Deportivo, as Pep Guardiola continues to add to his backroom staff.
It was not easy for City to convince Tremoleda, who had a child with partner Xavier Sala i Martin (former Barcelona treasurer) a year ago, to make the move to Manchester, but she finally agreed to make the move in what is a big coup for the club.
Tremoleda is also a triathlete and has worked privately with different athletes, particularly footballers and basketballers. She created a new diet for Leo Messi in 2013 to eliminate the injuries that had been plaguing him that year, removing certain products from his diet.
The report states that Guardiola has ‘absolute power’ at Manchester City, and that Tremoleda is a personal friend of the whole group at City including Pep, CEO Ferran Soriano and director of football Txiki Begiristain. She will control the diets of the City squad, and the signing of Tremoleda shows just how much influence Guardiola has on the overall running the club.
Silvia Tremoleda joins Eduardo Mauri at the Etihad, after he was recently recruited as the head of the club’s medical staff.