Another award for title winner Ferguson

May 12, 2008

Sir Alex Ferguson has won the LMA Manager of the Year award after leading Manchester United to a 10th Premier League title in the last 16 years and next week's Champions League final.

The Scot's award was announced at the LMA annual awards dinner in Nottingham this evening.

The award is voted for by the entire LMA membership and takes into consideration the performance of all managers during the season, based upon all the resources available to them.

It completes a double for Ferguson, who also won the Premier League award.

All the awards were presented by England head coach and LMA president Fabio Capello.

Ferguson has won the main award once before, in 1999, when he took United to a Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup treble.

He succeeds Reading boss Steve Coppell, who won the award in both of the previous two seasons.

Ferguson said: 'It is a tremendous honour that my fellow managers and LMA members should deem me worthy of this award. I am very proud to receive it.'

The winner of the Championship manager of the year award was West Brom boss Tony Mowbray after steering Albion to the title and promotion.

Swansea manager Roberto Martinez won the League One award, and Graham Turner lifted the League Two award after taking Hereford to automatic promotion in their first season back in the Football League.

LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson said: 'The awards recognise the achievements of the managers across the four top leagues in England.

'Recognition by your peers is an incredible privilege and this year's winners should be proud of their achievements.

'The LMA would like to congratulate all the managers for playing such an integral role in another fantastic season.'