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Guardiola earns Man City double with February 2021 Barclays Manager award

12 Mar 2021

February's Manager of the Month emulates Ilkay Gundogan with back-to-back monthly prizes

Pep Guardiola has claimed back-to-back Barclays Manager of the Month awards after winning February's prize. 

The Manchester City manager guided his Premier League leaders to six successive victories in the month to extend their winning run to 14 league matches and 20 across all competitions. 

It gives Man City a February awards double, after Ilkay Gundogan was voted the EA SPORTS Player of the Month for a second time in a row.

City started the month with a sixth successive clean sheet in a 2-0 win at Burnley, before winning at champions Liverpool and then beating Tottenham HotspurEvertonArsenal and West Ham United.

Pep Guardiola receives the Barclays Manager of the Month award alongside his coaching staff
Pep Guardiola receives the Barclays Manager of the Month award alongside his coaching staff

It is the ninth time Guardiola has won the Barclays Manager of the Month award. Only Sir Alex Ferguson (27), Arsene Wenger (15) and David Moyes (10) can better his total.

He won the award after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts, beating Nuno Espirito Santo, Scott Parker and Thomas Tuchel.

2020/21 Barclays Manager winners

September: Carlo Ancelotti (EVE)
October: Nuno Espirito Santo (WOL)
November: Jose Mourinho (TOT)
December: Dean Smith (AVL)
January: Pep Guardiola (MCI)
February: Pep Guardiola (MCI)

Also in this series

Part 1: Gundogan claims EA SPORTS Player of the Month award
Part 3: Fernandes stunner wins Budweiser Goal of the Month

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