Guardiola wins back to back Premier League Manager Of The Season

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been named the League Managers Association (LMA) Premier League Manager of the Season.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Season

The 48-year-old has collected the award for the second year in a row after overseeing City’s successful title tilt against Liverpool.

Under Guardiola’s watch, the Citizens amassed a hugely impressive points tally of 98 – the second-highest in Premier League history and a total only beaten by City themselves in the previous campaign.

In taking City to a second straight crown, Guardiola is just the third Premier League manager to retain the title following Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.

That was enough to see the City boss fight off competition from Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo.

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“It’s an honour to receive this award,” Guardiola said in a pre-recorded video shown at the dinner.

“I want to share it with my players because they are the artists of everything, to my staff because we fought a lot [against] all the managers in the Premier League, especially Jurgen Klopp, an incredible contender to face till the end.