Pep Guardiola named as LMA manager of the year for third time

By Ric Turner, Thu 01 June 2023 12:20

Pep Guardiola named as LMA manager of the year for third timeBlues' boss also receives Premier League award

Pep Guardiola has been named as the League Managers Association (LMA) manager of the year for the third time.

The Blues' boss was also named as the Premier League manager of the year after City won a fifth title in six seasons, and paid tribute to his fellow managers and support staff at a ceremony on Tuesday evening.

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

“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.”

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added:

“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.”

Everyone at Manchester City would like to send their congratulations to Pep on this well-deserved award.