Sport Pep named Manager of the Month

14:21  13 october  2017
14:21  13 october  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

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Pep Guardiola has won the Premier League Manager of the Month award for February. Guardiola guided Manchester City to three straight wins last month , winning 4-0 away at West Ham, 2-1 at home against Swansea and 2-0 away at Bournemouth.

It is the first time that the 46-year-old has won the prestigious award and it is the first time that a Manchester City boss has been named Manager of the Month since Manuel Pellegrini in August 2015. City managers have now received this award 11 times spread over 6 tenures. Pep led City to three

Pep Guardiola has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for September after guiding Manchester City to the top of the table.

Guardiola's men currently top the standings on goal difference, just above local rivals Manchester United, having made an impressive start to the season.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has his side playing some scintillating football and they won all four of their Premier League matches in September, scoring 17 goals in the process.

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Pep Guardiola was named Premier League’s ‘ Manager of the Month ’ on Friday morning but looked far from happy about it. It is the first time the Spaniard has won the award since moving to England after his Manchester City side won all three of their games.

Pep Guardiola has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for February after three wins in three matches, but he doesn't exactly appear ecstatic with the award. Posing with the gong, Guardiola couldn't muster a smile despite being recognised for his side's performances last month .

They began the month with a 5-0 win at home to Liverpool and followed that with a 6-0 win at Watford and a 5-0 dismissal of Crystal Palace back at the Etihad.

And City capped one of the most impressive months in Premier League history with a 1-0 victory at reigning champions Chelsea on 30 September.

That outstanding set of results were good enough for Guardiola to get the Manager of the Month nod ahead of fellow nominees Jose Mourinho (Manchester United), Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham) and Arsene Wenger (Arsenal).

It was the second time Guardiola has won the award since he took charge of City in the summer of 2016.

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