Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola has said that managing in England is a “dream come true” after he was honoured by the Football Writers’ Association following a scintillating 6-1 Premier League win against Southampton.
The former Barcelona manager was honoured for Manchester City’s record breaking Premier League winning campaign last season and the club are yet again running away with points this season, with nine wins and two draws in 11 games.
“I’m fortunate to be here in your country, in England,” said a jubilant Pep Guardiola at Sunday’s ceremony in Manchester.
It’s incredible. It was a dream from a little boy for a young manager to come here to your country and be a manager here. It’s a dream come true,” he added.
Man City won 32 of their 38 games last season and went on two score a record-shattering 106 goals and amassing a record 100 points.
“I want to share, of course, this award with the whole Manchester City family because I know it’s a real family,” said Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola is a lucky guy
“I know people say we have a lot of money. That’s true but despite that it’s incredible the people I’m working with and I’m a lucky guy to be here.
“Thank you so much to make me feel at home in your country here and in Manchester.”
The 47-year old, who is also known for his dressing sense, made light of his outfit for the ceremony – the event’s dress code was lounge suit and the former Bayern Munich boss accepted the award wearing a casual top.
“Everyone is so elegant with a suit and tie and I came here with... I am a little bit embarrassed, I’m a disaster. I didn’t expect how important this event was,” said Pep Guardiola, pointing to his outfit.