Premier League named Guardiola the best manager of the 2018/19 season
Josep Guardiola from Manchester City was named the Premier League Manager of the Year in the 2018/19 season. Pep received that award for the second time in a row.
Last Sunday, the Citizens became the first team in the last decade that managed to defend the champion title.
Having finished with 100 points a year ago, this time, City gained only two points less, and in the course of the season, they managed to overcome a solid lag behind Liverpool.
Thus, the 48-year-old Spaniard became only the third coach in the Premier League history, who successfully defended the champion title – after Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.
Guardiola admitted that it was a great honour for him to receive that award. The coach expressed a desire to share that award with all his staff and with each player of the club. They all have been fighting against every single rival throughout this season, especially against Jurgen Klopp, who has been incredible opponent all this time.
According to the manager, it is a great pleasure for everyone at Manchester City to play in the Premier League against these teams. Pep hopes that his team will face big battles in the future.
In addition to Guardiola, Nuno Espíritu Santo from Wolverhampton, Jurgen Klopp from Liverpool and Mauricio Pochettino from Tottenham also claimed for the Manager of the Year title at the end of the 2018/19 season.
We add that the owner of this award is determined by public voting of fans in combination with expert opinion of the number of football professionals.
(Reporting by Nathan Dent, editing by Valerie Cooper)