It’s that time of the year when the Premier Leagues top performers are rewarded for their achievements.
With the PFA Team of the season having been announced yesterday the next two big prizes to be dolled out are the prestigious Player and Manager of the year awards.
For much of this season it had looked like Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne had the POTY wrapped up, but the continuous brilliance of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah now means the Egyptian is many peoples favourite.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has won the managers award on three occasions. The 68-year-old’s Gunners side are currently locked in a battle with Burnley to finish sixth in the Premier League and when asked if he thinks that Clarets manager Sean Dyche should be in the running to be named best manager he said:
“He’s a contender, yes,”
Wenger was then asked who exactly he would pick to which he replied:
“I don’t know, Guardiola certainly, and Sean Dyche have been above everyone else.”
Dyche guiding the Clarets to a top half finish is obviously a massive achievement, although the clear favourite with the book makers is Guardiola, who has broken a plethora of records while winning the Premier Leage title with his superb Manchester City side.