Guardiola and Hodgson both deserve to be Manager of the Season - Pochettino

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The Tottenham manager said he could pick between the pair, who both impressed in wildly different situations this season

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has claimed that both Pep Guardiola and Roy Hodgson deserve to be Premier League Manager of the Season for 2017-18. 

Guardiola guided Manchester City to a dominating Premier League title and a Carabao Cup triumph this season, turning City into a European force.

Hodgson, meanwhile, took over a Crystal Palace side that were rock bottom in the early season and guided them to 12th place and almost certain safety. 

Pochettino said he was unable to pick between the pair, who both impressed in wildly different situations this season. 

"If we only see the trophies? Of course, it's Guardiola," the Spurs boss said.

"And with all the context? If we analyse every single context, every single club, with the circumstances, I think Roy Hodgson.

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"For me, if you say to me, pick one -- I cannot pick one. I am going to pick two. Pep Guardiola deserves it and Roy Hodgson deserves it. For me there are two winners."

When asked if he deserved any votes for the prize, Pochettino responded in humorous fashion. 

“For sure, me no,” he said. “Because we are the best team in the world and we didn’t win a trophy, it is impossible to be the best manager.”

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