26 May 2015
EDDIE HOWE WINS LMA MANAGER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY BARCLAYS
LMA Chairman, Howard Wilkinson, said: "The LMA Annual Awards are a celebration of this season’s managerial achievements across the top four leagues and there can be no greater tribute to a manager and his work than an accolade awarded by those in the very best possible position to evaluate success, his peers from within the professional game. Huge congratulations are due to all award winners this evening and to all the LMA members who have contributed to making this season such a memorable one.
“This evening we applaud Eddie Howe as he receives the LMA Manager of the Year Award sponsored by Barclays. Bournemouth’s achievements this season are nothing short of fantastic. To take his club, which was experiencing such difficulties just a short while ago, to the Barclays Premier League required a monumental effort and everyone connected with the club during this period must be congratulated.”
LMA Chief Executive, Richard Bevan, said: "This award recognises Eddie Howe’s magnificent season in charge of Bournemouth in the Sky Bet Championship. Eddie has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the club since he joined the Centre of Excellence in his youth and, in his two spells of managing Bournemouth, he has guided the club from Football League survival after a 17-point deduction in 2008-09 to the top flight for the first time in its history.
“Since he took charge of the first team at the age of 31, after injury cut short his playing career, Eddie has steadily built a reputation as one of the most promising young managers in English football and I very much look forward to watching his career progress.”
LMA MANAGER OF THE YEAR SPONSORED BY BARCLAYS: EDDIE HOWE - BOURNEMOUTH
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGER OF THE YEAR: JOSÉ MOURINHO - CHELSEA
SKY BET CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER OF THE YEAR: EDDIE HOWE - BOURNEMOUTH
SKY BET LEAGUE ONE MANAGER OF THE YEAR: STEVE COTTERILL - BRISTOL CITY
SKY BET LEAGUE TWO MANAGER OF THE YEAR: GARETH AINSWORTH - WYCOMBE WANDERERS
FA CUP MANAGER OF THE YEAR: PHIL PARKINSON - BRADFORD CITY
LEAGUE MANAGERS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: STEVE COTTERILL - BRISTOL CITY
LEAGUE MANAGERS ASSOCIATION SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: DEAN SMITH - WALSALL
LEAGUE MANAGERS ASSOCIATION SERVICE TO FOOTBALL AWARD: GORDON GUTHRIE MBE - DERBY COUNTY
LEAGUE MANAGERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME - 1000 CLUB INDUCTEE: DANNY WILSON
Notes to Editors:
The LMA Manager of the Year Award sponsored by Barclays is voted for by all LMA members and goes to the manager who, in their opinion, has made the greatest use of the resources available to him in the current season.
The Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year is decided by the Barclays Panel of Judges.
The Sky Bet Football League Awards are voted by all the managers in their respective divisions who take into account which of their direct competitors has made the greatest use of the resources available to him in the current season.
The FA Cup Manager of the Year Award is judged by the LMA Board and goes to the manager whose team has delivered achievement beyond expectations in the current competition, either with a significant performance or progress in the competition.
The LMA Special Achievement Awards are nominated by the LMA Board and are awarded for exceptional personal achievement during the current season.
The LMA Service to Football Award is nominated by the LMA Board and is awarded for outstanding, long and meritorious service to the game.