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The LMA Annual Awards Dinner in

May provided the LMA and its

members with the opportunity to

celebrate individuals across the

leagues who achieved their

ambitions during the season.

The LMA Manager of the Year award was presented

to Chris Wilder, who secured automatic promotion to

the Premier League with his boyhood club, Sheffield

United. With his third promotion in four seasons, Chris

has shown a remarkable and consistent level of elite

leadership performance.

Pep Guardiola, meanwhile, received the Premier League

Manager of the Year award sponsored by Barclays for

guiding Manchester City to their stunning defence of the

Premier League title; the race to the finish with Liverpool

will undoubtedly have secured a place in football folklore.

Arsenal’s Joe Montemurro was named The FA Women’s

Super League Manager of the Year for his all-conquering

season; Karen Hills was voted by her peers as The FA

Women’s Championship Manager of the Year; Danny Cowley

continues to impress, collecting the Sky Bet League Two

award for Lincoln City’s promotion; Mick Harford received

the Sky Bet League One award for guiding Luton Town to

the Championship and Chris Wilder also picked up Sky Bet

Championship Manager of the Year.

It has been a truly stunning season for English club

football. The commitment and dedication that our

members demonstrate to the game and their profession

is a daily inspiration to everyone at the LMA.

This remarkable season of domestic achievements, led

by talented and passionate managers, also culminated

in four English teams competing for the two European

cup finals. Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea brought back the

Europa League trophy from Baku and Jürgen Klopp guided

Liverpool to their sixth European Cup win, becoming the

fourth Liverpool manager to lift European football’s

biggest club trophy.

Over the last 12 months we have delivered more than

ever to our members, with 128 members having accessed

our expanding 1-to-1 Career and Personal Development

programme. We delivered 37 unique and inspirational

LMA Institute events and conducted 206 LMA Wellness

assessments and consultations. Our world-class legal

team supported over 140 members and provided guidance

and advice to a further 120 coaches, while 21 students

are set to graduate from the 2018/19 LMA Diploma

in Football Management following an intensive and

challenging year of study. All of this has been supported

by our valued corporate partners who, collectively, have

accessed over 170 LMA Ambassador appearances.

In football, summer affords some time to rest and reflect,

but thinking quickly moves to planning and preparation

for what’s to come. For the LMA team and our 90-plus

experts and consultants, we look back with pride on

our most successful season, serving our members and

growing their LMA, and our successes, as well as those of

our members, motivate us to do even more in the season

ahead.

RICHARD BEVAN

LMA CHIEF EXECUTIVE

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