Pep Guardiola is likely to see his team reach 100 Premier League goals this afternoon.

Manchester City travel to West Ham with four games remaining, still on course to beat all previous Premier League records when it comes to accumulating goals and points.

It is laughable now to think of just how many experts/pundits were ready to write him off as he started trying to improve Man City last season, after arriving only in summer 2016.

Standing here now, he has quickly put together by far the best team in the Premier League, as well as a team playing arguably the best ever football seen in the PL era.

However, despite being in line to beat all PL records this season, Pep Guardiola says he would have no complaints at all if somebody else won Manager of the year in the Premier League.

The Man City boss put forward two possible candidates.

Sean Dyche for the job he has done in getting Burnley competitive without spending a fortune, the Lancashire club currently seventh in the league.

The other one is Rafa Benitez, Pep Guardiola saying that with the situation he has found himself in, the Newcastle boss has ‘made an amazing job’ of it this season.

It would be easy when you are racing away at the top of the league to try and ignore/dilute the financial and other advantages you have, but fair play to Pep Guardiola for going in the other direction and giving credit elsewhere.

Pep Guardiola talking to the Manchester Evening News:

“Of course, the [Managers of the] teams for the players who are nominated to win have more chance [of winning Manager of the year].

“But believe me [I wouldn’t have any complaints] if the Burnley manager [won the award], or for example, Rafa Benitez at Newcastle – he’s made an amazing job.

“For example, Salah is the best player [winning the PFA award].

“I’m not going to say it’s unfair, but if they say Kevin [De Bruyne], I’m not going to say it’s unfair too.

“There are many, many players and many managers, who deserve that.

“You know my opinion about that, it [football] is a collective game.

“It isn’t tennis or golf and a lot of people are involved in our success.

“I’m sitting in front of you and it looks like I’m more important, but it’s more important how you can [collectively] help the players to play well.”

  • Leazes.

    I’m putting Graham Porter forward for Journalist of the year, the Nobel prize for literature and the pritt stick award for cut-n-paste jobbies.

    • relaxed


    • Rich Lawson

      Hopefully he will have been snapped up by The Sun for next season where his spoutings will be taken as gospel ? (Altogether,”He’s not the messiah, he’s just !!!)

      • Wor Lass

        That`s my line for HBA, Rich – “He`s not the Geordie Messiah, he`s just a very naughty boy”. I wouldn`t mind seeing him back next season, though!!

        • Rich Lawson

          In the UNLIKELY event that we don’t sign Kenedy,me too,always enjoyed watching him play,just for that one match turning piece of brilliance.I know why he did it,but he was a fool to go to PSG.

    • Peaky


    • Rich Lawson

      I’ve set the recorder for his acceptance speech,potential comedy gold.

    • Wor Lass

      That award was renamed the Ryder Cup years ago after Lee won it so many times that he was told to just keep it. It was pointless anyone else trying to beat him so the whole competition was actually abandoned and It`s now used for some golf match instead. I thought you would have known that!

  • Peaky

    Can anyone please explain the BBC’s obsession with Steve Bruce’s kid ???? Has he won 3 PL titles,The CL,5 FA Cups and got 75 England caps that I’ve somehow missed….just curious that’s all….

    • Rich Lawson

      Missed this,what’s it about Peaky ?

      • Peaky

        Final Score…Football Focus…MOTD….he’s now on MOTD 2….

        • Rich Lawson

          ALEX Bruce,the journeyman who only started for Hull cos his dad was manager,then dropped down the divisions quicker than he could play ? Cheer me up and tell me he has replaced Jenas ?

          • Peaky

            The very same…

    • Leazes.

      MOTD is based in Salford if that helps.

      • Peaky

        Hit the nail on the head Leazes….he’ll be cheap…

  • CaptainCaveman

    Sean Dyche has got to be manager of the year. Roy Hodgson has to be up there too. Palace were well adrift when he took over and they could finish in the top 10 yet.