The duo were recognised at an LMA event on Thursday evening, where both managers received a commemorative shield from Gareth Southgate and Sir Alex Ferguson.
The LMA Manager of the Year in 2018, Guardiola expressed his pride for the latest acknowledgement of the unprecedented success he has achieved since his arrival at the Club in the summer of 2016. He told the official website of the club :
“It’s a privilege,” “When you come down the corridor you see all the big managers who have been here to help make football better, to make the football we have right now. Of course, it’s an honour.”
Under Guardiola, City have broken countless records in English football, lifting seven trophies in three seasons. They also became the first club to win the domestic treble last season. Pep is also the first Spaniard and first Manchester City manager to win the League Managers Association award.
“In 2018/19 we became the first Club in to win all four men’s English trophies in a single campaign, whilst our league title that year saw Guardiola become the first manager in a decade to retain the Premier League.- he told Manchester City website in an interview
For Jurgen Klopp, the German tactician was quoted by the League Managers Association website to say: “This is really special, to be a part of this incredible group of managers is big.” He later added: “Tonight my family and coaches are here. I wanted them all to be here because it is very important in in our family history.”
Klopp guided Liverpool to their sixth UEFA Champions League glory last season, the first for the Reds since 2005, breaking a trophy drought situation that had lasted for more than ten years.
Presently, he is leading the Reds to break a 29 year premier league title drought, as they have gone unbeaten in 13 premier league matches this season.