Manager Of The Season: Guardiola Beats Klopp To Premier League Award
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been rewarded for leading his team to a second successive Premier League title last weekend.
The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss has been named the Manager of the Season ahead of the likes of his Liverpool counterpart Jurgen Klopp, Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Santo and Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.
The Spanish tactician was named the Manager of the Season by the League Managers Association (LMA) on Tuesday night.
Pep Guardiola retained the Manager of the Season Award just like what was obtainable with the Premier League title.
He had won the award ahead of ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho last season.
Guardiola led Manchester City to the league title with 98 points and ahead of rivals Liverpool who finished the season with 97 points.l
Guardiola and Manchester City had to overhaul a seven-point deficit dating back to the first week of January to win the league for the second time in a row.
Manchester City are only the third team to retain the Premier League title after Manchester United and Chelsea.
They are the first team to achieve this feat in a decade.
Guardiola is only the third manager to retain the Manager of the Season Award after Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.