Pep Guardiola: Manchester City opportunity has been a ‘dream come true’

Pep Guardiola said managing in England is a “dream come true” as he was honoured by the Football Writers’ Association.

The Manchester City manager, fresh from a 6-1 victory over Southampton, was awarded for his side’s Premier League title last season.

Speaking at the ceremony in Manchester, he said: “I’m fortunate to be here in your country, in England. 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.”


Premier League week 11 goals





1/19 Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United

2/19 Bournemouth 1-1 Manchester United

3/19 Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester United

4/19 West Ham 1-0 Burnley

5/19 West Ham 1-1 Burnley

6/19 Everton 1-0 Brighton

7/19 Everton 1-1 Brighton

8/19 Everton 2-1 Brighton

9/19 Everton 3-1 Brighton

10/19 Cardiff 0-1 Leicester City

11/19 Newcastle 1-0 Watford

12/19 West Ham 2-1 Burnley

13/19 West Ham 2-2 Burnley

14/19 West Ham 3-2 Burnley

15/19 West Ham 4-2 Burnley

16/19 Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal

17/19 Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

18/19 Wolves 0-1 Tottenham

19/19 Wolves 0-2 Tottenham

1/19 Bournemouth 1-0 Manchester United

2/19 Bournemouth 1-1 Manchester United

3/19 Bournemouth 1-2 Manchester United

4/19 West Ham 1-0 Burnley

5/19 West Ham 1-1 Burnley

6/19 Everton 1-0 Brighton

7/19 Everton 1-1 Brighton

8/19 Everton 2-1 Brighton

9/19 Everton 3-1 Brighton

10/19 Cardiff 0-1 Leicester City

11/19 Newcastle 1-0 Watford

12/19 West Ham 2-1 Burnley

13/19 West Ham 2-2 Burnley

14/19 West Ham 3-2 Burnley

15/19 West Ham 4-2 Burnley

16/19 Liverpool 1-0 Arsenal

17/19 Arsenal 1-1 Liverpool

18/19 Wolves 0-1 Tottenham

19/19 Wolves 0-2 Tottenham

City won 32 of their 38 games last season, scoring a record 106 goals and amassing a record 100 points.

Guardiola said: “I want to share, of course, this award with the whole Manchester City family because I know it’s a real family.

“I know people say we have a lot of money, that’s true, but despite of 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 also made light of his outfit for the evening – the event’s dress code was lounge suit and Guardiola accepted the award wearing an Icon print jumper.

Pointing to his outfit, he added: “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.”

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