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Tuchel (left) will face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City again in the Champions League final (Shaun Botterill/PA)

Tuchel (left) will face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City again in the Champions League final (Shaun Botterill/PA)

Tuchel (left) will face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City again in the Champions League final (Shaun Botterill/PA)

Robbie Savage believes Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola would be a worthy winner of the Manager of the Year prize, but he admits he could have competition from Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel and Leicester's Brendan Rodgers.

Guardiola has been toasting Premier League title success this week, after his City side were confirmed as champions following Manchester United's defeat against Leicester on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile, Tuchel and Rodgers will lock horns in this weekend's FA Cup final, with both in touching distance of stunning achievements heading into the final furlong of this season.

Tuchel could guide Chelsea to FA Cup and Champions League glory this month, while Rodgers could guide Leicester to their first FA Cup success and a top four finish in the Premier League, with former Foxes midfielder Savage torn on who who be names as the top boss.

"If Brendan Rodgers wins the FA Cup and gets Leicester into the Champion League, is that a better achievement than what Pep has done? I don't know," questioned Savage, speaking exclusively to sundayworld.com at a BT Sport event.

"Then you look at Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea and he has done an amazing job since he took over from Frank Lampard, even though I believe Frank has not been given enough credit for putting the building blocks in place for the success they are having now.

"Frank changed the way the club did things with a focus on younger players coming through the ranks and blended that with some big signings. Now Tuchel is reaping the rewards with players like Mason Mount.

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BBC and BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage in a moving moment on BBC radio

BBC and BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage in a moving moment on BBC radio

BBC and BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage in a moving moment on BBC radio

"Rodgers and Tuchel have done amazing work this season but for me, the best manager in the Premier League and the world is Pep Guardiola.

"He that good that I believe he will eclipse Alex Ferguson as the greatest manager of all-time," added Savage. He is still behind Fergie in terms of trophies, but I think he will surpass that and he will have done it in different countries. So he will be the greatest manager of all time.

"We have to wait until the end of the season and see which of those managers has achieved the most, but there is no doubt that all three have done incredible jobs this season."

Savage believes this Saturday's FA Cup final is the most enticing battle, as he suggests his former club will need to be at their very best to have any chance of beating Chelsea.

"Leicester need all their big players fit and I suspect they will try to match up to Chelsea by playing a 3-4-3 formation," he added.

"You look at the strength in depth Chelsea have and they just don't look like conceding goals. They are favourites, no doubt, even if Leicester finish ahead of them in the Premier League.

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"What we should get is a tight game. If Man City were in the final against Leicester, they would have been strong favourites, but this should be a good final."

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