Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been awarded the prestigious Manager of the Year title by the League Managers Association.
Guardiola, who successfully guided City to their third consecutive Premier League title, has also been recognized as the Premier League Manager of the Year.
Additionally, he is currently leading City in their pursuit of a historic treble. The esteemed Sir Alex Ferguson trophy has been bestowed upon Guardiola for the third time in his career.
In a statement, Guardiola expressed his delight at receiving the Manager of the Year award, acknowledging the incredible honor it represents. He emphasized his determination to ensure City’s continued success, affirming their presence in the highly competitive Premier League next season.
This accolade adds to Guardiola’s previous Manager of the Year wins in the 2017-18 and 2020-21 seasons, further highlighting his exceptional managerial prowess.
In other LMA awards, Vincent Kompany, the Burnley manager, clinched the Championship award for leading his team back to the top-flight division.
Kompany credited his dedicated staff and relentless players for their achievements. He also humbly acknowledged his own journey, admitting to making mistakes along the way while continually learning and improving.
Furthermore, Steven Schumacher, manager of Plymouth, received the League One award after guiding his team to victory in the division. Richie Wellens was named League Two Manager of the Year for his exceptional leadership, leading Leyton Orient to the top of the fourth tier.
On the women’s side, Chelsea’s Emma Hayes secured the Women’s Super League award, while Lauren Smith was honored in the Championship for leading Bristol City to the title.
The LMA awards ceremony showcased the outstanding contributions and achievements of these talented managers across various divisions of football.