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Guardiola beats Klopp to manager of the year award

Guardiola’s City retained the Premier League title on Sunday, beating Klopp’s Liverpool by a single point at the end of a thrilling title race.

football Updated: May 15, 2019 10:01 IST
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Pep Guardiola,Jurgen Klopp,Manchester City
Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola holds up the Premier League trophy as he's surrounded by his staff after their 4-1 victory in the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester City (AFP)

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola edged out Jurgen Klopp to a trophy for the second time in three days as the Catalan claimed the League Managers’ Association manager of the year.

Guardiola’s City retained the Premier League title on Sunday, beating Klopp’s Liverpool by a single point at the end of a thrilling title race.

Having also won the League Cup earlier in the campaign, Guardiola’s side could complete a first ever domestic treble in English football when they face Watford in the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday.

Guardiola topped the vote ahead of Jurgen Klopp, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has led Spurs to their first ever Champions League final, and Nuno Espirito Santo of Wolves, who finished seventh in their first season back in the top flight.

First Published: May 15, 2019 09:58 IST