Pep Guardiola is on course to become the third manager in Premier League history to reclaim the title during a single stint with any given club.
The Spaniard has steered Manchester City to a commanding 14-point lead at the top of the table with 11 games remaining.
City appear certain to get their hands on the trophy for the third time in four seasons, after Liverpool snatched it from their grasp last year.
Guardiola will join esteemed company if he is able to regain the Premier League title during the same spell with his club, as Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger are the only managers to have achieved the feat in the past.
Guardiola was informed of the record he is closing in on during his press conference on Friday and responded: “I don’t know when I sign to make history.
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“Just to win one game. Then the second one. If we are able to play the team like we want to play, this is the only target. Titles are a consequence for something much deeper.
“When I arrived it was scary, I have doubts if we were able to do it. I know what we wanted to do but didn’t know if we were able.
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“I’m not a guy who imagines what happens. The reality is our team face a good team and when we achieve it, ask me the question how it feels and I will answer.”
Jose Mourinho also reclaimed the Premier League title as Chelsea boss, but it took him two stints in the Stamford Bridge hot seat to do so.
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