Pep Guardiola: Man City boss named LMA manager of the year

Pep Guardiola: Man City boss named LMA manager of the year

Pep Guardiola: Man City boss named LMA manager of the year

Sterling is perhaps the most improved player of the season.

The newly crowned champions of England also matched the record for the earliest title success in history, securing the Premier League with five games left to play, as United did in the 2000-01 campaign.

However, it was their previous campaign which changed their fortunes as they managed to avoid the drop, finishing 16th, six points above the relegation zone.

"I'm pretty sure this season they were a big contender and they will be next season", Guardiola told reporters.

There was even more reason for the team to celebrate as coach Massimiliano Allegri, who has now won four successive league and cup doubles at Juventus, suggested he'd remain in charge next season, despite reported interest from Arsenal and Paris Saint-Germain.

Speaking at a news conference on Friday, Guardiola said: "Jurgen [Klopp] is a top manager, creating not just an offensive style and not just thinking about the spectators".

Below them is that "chaos" referred to by Dyche, who insists his priority next season is retaining Burnley's Premier League status.

"The first marker for lots of teams — probably 14, with maybe Everton on the edge of that category — is first things first, let's collect a team that can stay in (the Premier League)". City beat that with a final goal difference of +79.

Crystal Palace condemned already-relegated West Brom to last place with a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park.

In his debut season with Manchester City some of the negative predictions appeared to be coming true. Want to challenge the best English Fantasy Managers?

"To be out of the Champions League and win the Premier League again, I'd sign it now".

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Gabriel Jesus' victor on Sunday was City's 106 goal of the campaign, meaning they have scored an astonishing 2.79 goals per game.

There was further good news for Liverpool and England in the form of a 20-minute cameo for Adam Lallana, who saw his first action since the end of March.

"It's unheard of for that many teams to all be struggling to get 40 points".

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