Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has won the League Manager’s Association Manager of the Year award for a third time.
The award, voted for by fellow managers, sees Guardiola move to joint second on the list of all-time LMA Manager of the Year winners – level with David Moyes but two behind Sir Alex Ferguson.
Guardiola saw off competition from Mikel Arteta, Roberto De Zerbi, Eddie Howe, Vincent Kompany and Steven Schumacher to be presented the award in London this evening.
In addition to the LMA Award, Guardiola also won the Premier League Manager of the Season for a fourth time after leading City to their fifth title in six seasons.
Guardiola said: “I would like to thank everyone involved in me being named LMA Manager of the Year.
“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.”