Premier League returns tonight with a Friday clash between Wolves and League leaders Liverpool. This means they might be four points clear at the top by the time Manchester City plays Crystal Palace on Saturday evening. Arsenal and Chelsea will play Burnley and Leicester City tomorrow. However, all eyes will be on Ole Gunnar Solskjær as he takes Manchester United to Wales to face Cardiff City in his first match in charge. Today, we want to look at clubs with the most manager of the year awards in history.
5. Man City- 1 MoY Award
Pep Guardiola This Season:
Premier League Title ✅
League Cup ✅
LMA Manager of the year ✅
Premier League Manager of The Year ✅
Four Manager of the Month awards ✅
— City Chief ️ (@City_Chief) May 16, 2018
Manchester City lost only two matches in 2017/18 season on their way to Premier League success. Pep Guardiola was accused of spending so much money to rebuild his squad but at the end of the season, he showed the results. The Spaniard became the first from his country to guide an English team to glory. He went on to lift manager of the year award.
Other Clubs with 1 award include; Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspurs, and Newcastle United.
4. Blackburn Rovers- 1 MoY Award
Blackburn Rovers FC
1995 Premier League Title Winners Manager Kenny Dalglish & Captain Tim Sherwood pic.twitter.com/wulUPUoPrg
— Superb Footy Pics (@SuperbFootyPics) January 24, 2016
In 1994/95 season, Kenny Dalglish shocked everybody when he guided Blackburn Rovers to Premier League success. The team had the likes of Allan Shearer. The Liverpool legend went on to lift Manager of the year award to become the second Coach to lift it after Sir Alex Ferguson.
3. Arsenal- 3 MoY Awards
Arsenal has lifted 3 Premier League Manager of the Year awards. Arsene Wenger won all of them during his 22-year reign at the club. The Frenchman bagged his first one in 1997/98 season when he won the League. The other two came in 2001/02 season and the ‘Invincibles’ year in 2003/04 season. Unai Emery will struggle to even get close to that number.