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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola named LMA Premier League Manager of the Year

Guardiola named PL Manager of the Year
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is named Premier League Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association.

The Spaniard built on last year's third-place finish by dominantly steering the Citizens to the title, becoming the first side in Premier League history to rack up 100 points in the process.

Man City finished 19 points clear of second-placed Manchester United and also broke records for number of Premier League wins and goals scored this term.

On being presented with the award on Tuesday night, Guardiola said: "All the other managers deserve this. They had an amazing season. You have to choose one, I was this one.

"We played good and we are happy for that. Of course, always I think the records are a consequence of our game, our consistency. To make these type of numbers you have to be solid for months, and not just a short period.

"I am at a fantastic club - it is a family. The organisation is excellent. I was at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Manchester City - I feel at home. The investment was so important and the quality of our players made the difference. When I was a little boy I always say England was a little bit like a paradise.

"Everybody wants to be here. I want to say thank you to the Premier League for giving me the opportunity to be here, to share with my family, living here in England. The last 10 years nobody has won back-to-back so that is the challenge."

Guardiola is also on a six-man shortlist for the LMA Manager of the Year award alongside Jurgen Klopp, Sean Dyche, Nuno Espirito Santo, Neil Warnock and John Coleman.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool1613303462842
2Manchester CityMan City1613214593641
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs16120430161436
4Chelsea16104233132034
5Arsenal16104235201534
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd167542826226
7Everton166642319424
8Bournemouth167272526-123
9Leicester CityLeicester166462120122
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves166461719-222
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham166372325-221
12Watford166372023-321
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton166371922-321
14Cardiff CityCardiff1642101530-1514
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle163491322-913
16Crystal Palace1633101323-1012
17Burnley1633101532-1712
18Huddersfield TownHuddersfield1624101027-1710
19Southampton161691330-179
20Fulham1623111640-249

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