Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Season award. Manchester City are on course to win their third consecutive league title, having leapfrogged Arsenal this month.
Guardiola and Arteta nominated for Manager of the Season award. (Photo: Reuters)
Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City boss, has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Season award. With Manchester City poised to secure their third consecutive league title, surpassing Arsenal in the standings, Guardiola’s nomination comes as no surprise.
He is joined by a list of esteemed managers including Mikel Arteta from Arsenal, Roberto De Zerbi of Brighton, Eddie Howe from Newcastle United, Unai Emery of Aston Villa, and Marco Silva, the manager of Fulham.
This season has seen Mikel Arteta, the Arsenal manager, claim the Manager of the Month award an impressive four times in August, December, January, and March. Erik Ten Hag, the Manchester United boss, secured the award twice in September and February. Eddie Howe and Unai Emery each earned the accolade once, with Howe winning it in October and Emery in April.
Mikel Arteta has enjoyed a remarkable season with Arsenal, surpassing their fifth-place finish from the previous year. If Arsenal secures another victory this season, they will equal their record for the most wins in a top-flight campaign. Arteta’s leadership saw Arsenal launch a strong title challenge, although their momentum waned this month due to draws against West Ham United and Southampton, as well as a heavy defeat to Brighton.
Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola has been steering Manchester City towards an extraordinary third consecutive Premier League title. The team is also on track to achieve a historic treble. Guardiola, who has previously won the Manager of the Season award three times, has the opportunity to join Sir Alex Ferguson as the only manager to win the award four times.
Roberto De Zerbi has made an immediate impact on Brighton since taking over as manager in October, replacing Graham Potter. The club has soared to sixth place in the league and is poised to secure European football for the upcoming season.
Unai Emery, the former Arsenal manager, made a remarkable comeback to England with Aston Villa, taking charge of the Midlands club after Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard’s departure mid-season. Villa, initially in the bottom five of the league, has climbed to eighth place under Emery’s guidance.
Eddie Howe has been instrumental in Newcastle’s positive trajectory, with the club experiencing a significant boost following their takeover by Saudi owners. After battling relegation last season, Newcastle currently sits in an impressive third place in the Premier League table.
Marco Silva has played a pivotal role in Fulham’s successful establishment in the top half of the Premier League. Despite being promoted last season, the London-based club has surpassed expectations, accumulating 51 points from 36 matches this season.