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Spain dominate the PL Manager of the Season nominees

2024/05/09 16:31

The Premier League have revealed the Manager of the Season nominees for the 2023/24 campaign with four Spaniards dominating the five-man shortlist.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta joins Andoni Iraola of AFC Bournemouth, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola as well as Aston Villa boss Unai Emery. Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp, in his final season as Reds boss, has also been nominated.

Arsenal currently lead the way in the Premier League as they seek their first title in 20 years, sitting one point above defending champions Manchester City but Pep Guardiola and City do have a game-in-hand on the Gunners. 

Unai Emery looks set to claim UEFA Champions League qualification with Aston Villa after a remarkable campaign in which they have also reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

If not for the fact he was departing at the end of the season, Jurgen Klopp’s campaign at Liverpool would probably be seen as very impressive in what is a transitional campaign but the Reds are looking set for a third place finish in the Premier League.

Andoni Iraola left Rayo Vallecano for Bournemouth in the summer following the surprise sacking of Gary O’Neil after a slow start, he has cultivated a high-pressing, energetic Cherries side aiming for a top-half finish.

An interesting fact about the nominees would be that three of them, Mikel Arteta, Andoni Iraola and Unai Emery, are from the smallest province in Spain of Gipuzkoa. With a population of just 720,000, the area has also produced fellow remarkable coaches such as Xabi Alonso, Julen Lopetegui, Imanol Aguacil, Jago Arrasate and Javi Gracia. 


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2024-05-09 17h23m by l_10_brownfield
As a football fan, I am thrilled to see four Spanish managers dominating the Manager of the Season nominees. It's a testament to the talent and success of Spanish coaches in the Premier League. Each of these managers has had a remarkable season with their respective teams, and it will be interesting to see who ultimately takes home the award. Congrats to all the nominees!
2024-05-09 17h05m by jreedmanbrst
Wow, what a list of top managers! As a football fan, I'm impressed with the Spanish dominance. But where's the love for British coaches Regardless, can't wait to see who takes home the Manager of the Season award.
2024-05-09 16h50m by eedwards
As a football fan, I'm pleased to see the recognition of these top managers in the Premier League. It's no surprise to see four Spaniards on the list, as their style of football is highly regarded in the league. Personally, I believe Mikel Arteta should be the clear winner, given his team's current position and their impressive performance against top teams. However, Unai Emery's success with Aston Villa cannot be ignored, and I wouldn't be surprised to see him take
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