Guardiola received a double award as City won the league. Pep Guardiola gave City a third league title in a row with a great turnaround. De Bruyne-Holland could be key to City’s title win. However, this Spanish coach has done the work of the main craftsman from behind. Due to which he won the Massera Award and the League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the Year Award.
The winner of the LMA Manager of the Year trophy is selected by a vote of coaches from all divisions in England. West Ham coach David Moyes won the trophy for the third time as City coach. Former Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson is above them by winning this trophy five times.
Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, Brighton’s Roberto De Jarbi, Newcastle United’s Eddie Howe, Burnley’s Vincent Kompany and Plymouth Argyle’s coach Steven Schumacher were on the shortlist with Guardiola in the LMA Best Manager competition.
This year’s title fight was mainly between Arsenal and Manchester City. After 248 days at the top of the league table, the Gunners lost the top spot to City in the last two months of performance. After that, the Gunner Boss couldn’t deal with them anymore.
Meanwhile, Roberto De Gerbi helped Brighton qualify for Europe for the first time in their history. After finishing the league in sixth place, Brighton got the opportunity to play in the Europa League next season. They qualified for the Champions League after a long time to the surprise of Newcastle coach Eddie Howe. This time they finished the league in fourth place.
However, Pep Guardiola has won the LMA Best Manager trophy beyond all of them. City coach is very excited to win this trophy. On receiving the trophy, he said, ‘It is an incredible honor to win this trophy. I’m at an incredible club and couldn’t have done it without everyone’s support here full time. We fight in the best league in the world and promise, the next season will look the same.”