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Klopp, Benitez battle Guardiola for EPL Manager of the Season award



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Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Newcastle United’ Rafael Benitez and three other managers are battling Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola for the English Premier League Manager of the Season award.

The other managers also nominated for the award are Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson, Burnley’s Sean Dyche and Brighton and Hove Albion’s Chris Hughton.

Guardiola, in his second season at the club, guided City to the league title this season and are set to break Chelsea’s record for the most number of wins in a season.

Klopp’s Liverpool were one of the only two teams to inflict defeat on Manchester City this season.

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The Reds are the second highest scoring team in the EPL, with their outstanding attacking display this season also helping them reach the UEFA Champions League final.

Dyche has led Burnley impressively this season as his team are currently on seventh place, competing for an UEFA Europa League spot.

Hodgson, who joined Palace at a time the team were battling in the relegation zone, successfully led the side to a currently stand 12th on the table.

Benitez and Hughton also got nominated for helping their teams, Newcastle United and Brighton Hove Albion respectively, stay up in the EPL following their promotion from the second-tier competition last season.

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