Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola Image Credit: Reuters

London: Pep Guardiola said managing in England is a “dream come true” as he was honoured by the Football Writers’ Association fresh from the 6-1 Premier League victory against Southampton.

The Manchester City manager was recognised for his side’s Premier League title last season and the club are again setting the pace this season, with nine wins in 11 games.

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.”

City won 32 of their 38 games last season, scoring a record 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.

“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.”

— AFP