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Pep Guardiola and Matt Beard scoop Manager of the Season awards

Pep Guardiola and Matt Beard have been named the Premier League and Women's Super League's Managers of the Season.

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been named the Premier League Manager of the Season, while Liverpool’s Matt Beard is the Women’s Super League Manager of the Season.

Guardiola has just won his sixth Premier League title in seven years and fourth in a row as City made history again under the Spaniard.

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They pipped Arsenal to the Premier League crown once again and the 53-year-old has also fended off Mikel Arteta, Unai Emery, Jurgen Klopp and Andoni Iraola for the individual award.

Alongside the Manager of the Season award, City’s Phil Foden was named the top flight’s Player of the Season.

It comes after he scored a brace on the final day to secure the title with a 3-1 win over West Ham.

Guardiola has now been recognised as the division’s best manager for the fifth time and only Sir Alex Ferguson (11) has won the award more times.

Speaking after the announcement, Guardiola said: “I want to share it, yes, oh yes!

“Especially with Mikel for the incredible job he has done until the last game, bringing us to our limits.

“Of course, for Jurgen, for the unforgettable battles for many, many years.

“And Unai Emery, making something unbelievable again to bring Aston Villa to the Champions League.

“And Andoni Iraola, with Bournemouth, being his first season in the Premier League, doing what he has done, coming back from the tough start of the season.

“We will defend this award as best as possible in the future,”

The WSL’s best

Meanwhile, Liverpool head coach Beard is the WSL’s top boss.

The 46-year-old guided the Reds to fourth in the table, their highest finish since 2014.

Victories over Chelsea and Manchester United are included in Beard’s highlight reel and he also expressed his gratitude for the recognition.

He said: “I’m very grateful and very humbled.

“It’s great to see the work we have done has been recognised as always, we couldn’t do it without the staff or the players so this award is not just about me, it’s about the collective so from that side it’s great recognition for everyone.”

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.