Guardiola wins manager of the year gong after guiding Man City to historic titlePEP GUARDIOLA picked up the manager of the year gong after a historic season.
Man City's head coach was the first person to successfully defend the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson's Man United in 2009the sun
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PEP GUARDIOLA picked up the manager of the year gong after a historic season.
The Man City head coach, who lifted his second successive Premier League title on Sunday, beat Nuno Espirito Santo, Jurgen Klopp and Mauricio Pochettino to the prize.
Former Barcelona boss Guardiola paid tribute to his fellow managers after the tightest title race in years.
He said: “It’s an honour to receive this award.
“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.
“It was a pleasure to play against all of them and hopefully do big, big battles again to win an incredible title.”
Guardiola led City to 98 points which saw them become the first team since rivals Man United to successfully defend the title.
The Spaniard also became only the third manager in Prem history to defend the title, following Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson.
Guardiola can also make history on Saturday by becoming the first coach to win a domestic treble.
City, who beat Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final, face Watford in the FA Cup final at Wembley.
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