Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been named the Premier League Manager of the Month for February.

Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola Wins Premier League Manager of the Month

The Spaniard led his team to three victories in as many games, guiding City to their current third place in the league table.

City began the month with a 4-0 win at West Ham, then beat Swansea City 2-1 at home thanks to Gabriel Jesus’s late goal before their 2-0 road victory at Bournemouth.


Guardiola was chosen for the award over Chelsea manager Antonio Conte, Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho and West Brom’s Tony Pulis— whose teams all won twice and tied once in February.

The Spaniard didn’t look particularly thrilled to win the award, and later confirmed this was because he doesn’t see much value in this type of recognition.

“So I understand the business, but with all respect, to be player of the month or manager of the month, believe me, guys, what counts on that? For me it doesn’t matter,” he said.

He also joked that Conte didn’t win the award because he already has so much hardware back home.

“I think Conte’s cupboard is full enough and they couldn’t fit any more in, so they decided to give it to somebody else,” quipped Guardiola.

Chelsea sit in first place of the Premier League table, ten points ahead of City, and Tottenham is second.

City next travel to face Middlesbrough in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on Saturday, before playing Monaco in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg game on Wednesday. City won the first-leg game 5-3 on Feb. 21.

Guardiola’s team’s next Premier League game is on March 19th, when they host fourth-place Liverpool off the back of Wednesday’s goalless tie at Stoke City.

Caption:BEIJING, CHINA – JULY 17: Head coach Pep Guardiola of Bayern looks on during the a press conference at National Stadium in day 1 of the FC Bayern Audi China Summer Pre-Season Tour on July 17, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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