Premier League and LMA Manager of the Year is announced

Swansea City 1 Stoke City 2 Relegation confirmed after Swans fail to produce miracle

Swansea City 1 Stoke City 2 Relegation confirmed after Swans fail to produce miracle

Pep Guardiola has already indicated that Manchester City will not be spending as big as last summer and will only look to bring in two or three key additions to help the club compete on all fronts.

City's enigmatic style and substance prompted much debate throughout the season as to how the matched up against other great teams of the Premier League era such as Arsenal's invincibles, Alex Ferguson's United sides and Jose Mourinho's Chelsea.

Man City have turned on the style all season long playing some swashbuckling football as they coasted to the title with 100 points and 106 goals along the way with a league cup thrown in for good measure.

When the LMA Manager of the Year nominees were announced, Paul Hurst's absence was greeted with widespread shock, however the Shrewsbury Town landed the League One gong following a superb season with the Shrews, which could yet end in promotion up to the Championship.

The series follows the season of the Premier League champions and offers interviews with players and coaches, showing the week-to-week lives of those involved over the course of the season. What they can do, however, with fewer aberrations against lesser teams - Newcastle United, Brighton and Hove Albion, West Bromwich Albion, and more - is match them in terms of points next season.

Ederson, for example, was flawless, but then at the end you are saying "go and try the Premier League and try to play" and you don't know if it's going to happen. Guardiola says the Premier League is the "most viewed" league in the world but not the toughest. "I don't think so".

Guardiola had earlier been named Premier League manager of the year at the LMA Awards dinner in London on Tuesday night, just 24 hours after celebrating City's triumph with an open-top bus parade around Manchester.

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