Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been named the League Managers Association’s Manager of the Year for the third time in six seasons. 
The 52-year-old Spanish tactician also won the Premier League Manager of the Year award after his side clinched a third consecutive title and fifth in six seasons. He was only the third manager to win three or more LMA Manager of the Year awards, matching David Moyes’ tally, but still two behind Sir Alex Ferguson. 
City face Manchester United in the FA Cup final this Saturday and Inter Milan in the Champions League final on June 10, which means they are now just two wins away from winning the Premier League title, FA Cup and Champions League in the same season. 

“I would like to thank everyone involved in me being named LMA Manager of the Year,”

“First of all, I want to share it with my fellow nominees. They have all done an incredible job this season. 
“This trophy is not normally awarded for how good a manager you are, but for what you win. 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.

“Of course, I also want to thank all of the players for the incredible job that they have done to help us this season.” 

Guardiola said.

“Pep is a master of his craft and totally deserves this recognition,”

“Every single day his total focus is on ensuring Manchester City are the best they can be on and off the pitch. 

“He sets incredibly high standards and has raised the level of this football club. His mentality and dedication have made City better, there is no doubt about that. 

“The success he has had this season is clear, but the style of football has, once again, been exceptional. I want to say a huge congratulations to Pep and his staff.” 

City’s director of football Txiki Begiristain added.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, Newcastle United’s Eddie Howe, Brighton & Hove Albion head coach Roberto De Zerbi and Burnley’s Vincent Kompany were also nominated for the award. 

Source: CGTN

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