Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has been named the League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the Year after leading the Cityzens to the Premier League title and League Cup glory.
City secured the Premier League title quite comfortably, ending 12 points ahead of their closest competitors, Manchester United - while also cruising past Tottenham Hotspur to win the League Cup. They could cap of the season by beating Chelsea to pick up their maiden Champions League honour.
Guardiola for his part hailed his players and support staff after picking up the award, claiming that winning the award is only possible if he is surrounded by top professionals.
“It is, for me, such a special trophy to win because it is voted for by my fellow managers. An award like this is only possible though if a manager is surrounded by top professionals. My players have been fantastic – their dedication and professionalism never wavered, even in a season that has been the most challenging we have ever faced.
“And my staff are also deserving of the highest praise. I am so lucky to have a team of people who give everything they have every single day to make sure Manchester City are the best we can be. This award is dedicated to and shared with them.”
Meanwhile, Daniel Farke, Grant McCann and Michael Duff won awards for their respective leagues after guiding Norwich City, Hull City and Cheltenham Town to title success in the Championship, League One and League Two respectively.
Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard too found himself on the honour board after being presented with the LMA Special Achievement Award after ending Celtic’s dominance in Scotland and guiding Rangers to an unbeaten season en route to the Scottish Premiership title.