Pep Guardiola Named LMA, Premier League Best Manager

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was named the League Managers Association (LMA) and Premier League Manager of the Year after guiding the Citizens to the Premier League title.

Guardiola led Manchester City to its fifth Premier League title in six seasons and the club are set to face Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday and Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League final a week later.

After trailing Arsenal for much of the season, City clinched a third consecutive title with three matches to spare following a 12-game winning streak.

“I am at an incredible football club and without all of the support that I have had throughout my time here, this would not have been possible,” Guardiola said in a club statement.

Guardiola saw off competition from Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, Brighton & Hove Albion’s Roberto De Zerbi, Newcastle United’s Eddie Howe, Burnley’s Vincent Kompany and Plymouth Argyle’s Steven Schumacher to win the LMA award.

The Spaniard is only the second manager in Premier League history to have won more than three awards after Manchester United’s Sir Alex Ferguson.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola was also named manager of the year by the League Managers Association.

It’s the third time Guardiola has collected the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy, voted for by managers across all of the divisions.

Source Premier League LMA
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