PREMIER League manager of the year Pep Guardiola says he wants to share his award with AFC Bournemouth boss Andoni Iraola and the other nominees.

Manchester City boss Guardiola was named the Premier League’s best manager for the fifth time after guiding his side to a fourth consecutive top-flight title.

The Catalan coach beat out Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Aston Villa’s Unai Emery, Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, and Cherries boss Iraola for the award.

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City edged past Arsenal to clinch a sixth Premier League trophy under Guardiola, the Cityzens winning 91 points from 38 games.

Speaking after winning the award, Guardiola shared: “Thank you for the panel, and all the people to decide I deserve this award.

“But of course, I want to share it, yes, oh yes, with the other nominees, all the managers in the Premier League, but all the nominees.

“Especially with Mikel (Arteta) for the incredible job he has done until the last game, bringing us to our limits.

"Of course, for Jurgen (Klopp), for the unforgettable battles for many, many years.

“And of course for Unai Emery, his Aston Villa making something unbelievable again to bring Aston Villa to the Champions League.

"And Andoni Iraola, with Bournemouth, being his first season in the Premier League, doing what he has done, coming back from the tough start of the season.

"It is an honour to be alongside all of them and to win this trophy.

“We won because we won the Premier League.

“So we will defend this award as best as possible in the future."

Iraola became just the second Cherries boss to be nominated for the award, following in the footsteps of Bournemouth legend Eddie Howe, who was named a contender for the 2016/17 edition.

The Basque head coach earned 48 points from 38 games in his first season as a manager in England.