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Father of Man City Coach Who Went Missing During UCL Final Found
- Enzo Maresca's father flew to Istanbul to watch the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan
- However, he sent his family and the Man City camp into a panic after he was reported missing in the stadium
- Maresca has been Pep Guardiola's assistant since his return to the Etihad Stadium last summer
The father of Manchester City assistant coach, Enzo Maresca, who went missing during the Champions League final in Istanbul, has finally been found.
Maresca's father was part of City's support base that travelled to the Ataturk Stadium to cheer on the Premier League giants as they battled Inter Milan.
However, according to The Mirror, the elderly man was reported missing during the game, sparking a frantic search for him.
Maresca, who has become Guardiola’s right-hand man, is understood to have been informed about his father's disappearance and attempted to reach him by phone.
An announcement was made on the ground for Maresca's father to make himself known to the nearest steward, with the message also shown on the big screens inside the stadium.
After hours of searching, he is understood to have finally been found safe and sound, with La Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that he was located in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Who is Enzo Maresca?
Maresca has built a reputation for himself as Pep Guardiola's right-hand man, with the tactician among the people behind the scenes of Man City's success.
The 43-year-old started off his football career as a player, plying his trade with West Brom and Juventus, where he won the Serie A.
He later transitioned into management, initially taking up a role with Man City's development squad.
He went on to take charge of Parma in Serie B before he joined City’s backroom staff last summer after Juanma Lillo departed for a managerial role in Saudi Arabia.
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The tactician has since been linked with the vacant Celtic and Leicester City roles.
Inter legend misses Istanbul trip
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Inter Milan cult hero, Adriano missed the chance to cover the Champions League final in Istanbul because he was partying, according to reports.
Adriano is a familiar name among Inter fans, as the Brazilian had some memorable moments as a Nerazzuri in the early 2000s.
Because of his legendary status at Inter, it only made sense that he was invited to be a pundit for the final, where his former side came up against Manchester City on Saturday, June 10.