Guardiola wins 2022/23 Barclays Manager of the Season

30 May 2023

Man City manager claims the award for the fourth time after leading his team to another title

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Pep Guardiola has been named the 2022/23 Barclays Manager of the Season. 

Manchester City manager Guardiola wins the award for a fourth time, having also claimed it in three previous title-winning campaigns, in 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2020/21.

“I’m delighted, it’s an incredible honour. I promise you next season we will be there to fight again to dignify this league as much as possible,” Guardiola said.

It means he moves outright into outright second place for the most Manager of the Season awards, having previously been tied with Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho with three. Only Sir Alex Ferguson has won it on more occasions, with 11.

Guardiola, his team and staff lifted the Premier League Trophy for the fifth time in his seven years at Man City and the club's seventh time overall, after a relentless pursuit of Arsenal, who had led the way for much of the season.

Indeed, Guardiola makes it a hat-trick of honours for Man City, with Erling Haaland winning both Hublot Young Player of the Season and EA SPORTS Player of the Season.

With City in the FA Cup final on 3 June and the UEFA Champions League final seven days later, Guardiola has the chance to lead the club to an historic treble.

The 52-year-old won after votes by the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide who would top a six-man shortlist that also featured Mikel Arteta, Roberto De Zerbi, Unai EmeryEddie Howe and Marco Silva.

2022/23 awards winners

Hublot Young Player of the Season - Erling Haaland
EA SPORTS Player of the Season - Erling Haaland
Oracle Most Powerful Goal - Said Benrahma
Oracle Most Improbable Comeback - Bournemouth
Castrol Game Changer of the Season - Reiss Nelson
Castrol Save of the Season - Kepa Arrizabalaga
Budweiser Goal of the Season - Julio Enciso

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