Guardiola jokes about Conte as he reluctantly accepts manager of the month award

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After achieving a perfect record in February, the Manchester City boss was still unenthusiastic about winning the gong

Pep Guardiola was clearly less than thrilled to receive Premier League manager of the month for February, and even quipped that he only won it because Antonio Conte’s cupboard is full to bursting.

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Guardiola guided his Manchester City side to three wins from three in February but said after his nomination was announced last week that he sees no point in individual awards.

“So I understand the business, but with all respect, to be player of the month or manager of the month, believe me, guys, what counts on that? For me it doesn’t matter,” he said.

The Premier League tweeted a picture of Guardiola with his award on Friday morning, though his indifference was painted all over his face.

And when asked about the award on Friday afternoon, he joked: “I think Conte's cupboard is full enough and they couldn't fit any more in, so they decided to give it to somebody else.”

Chelsea boss Conte won the award three times in a row between October and December.


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