Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has picked up his second managerial accolade in the space of a week after being named League Managers Association (LMA) Manager of the Year
Pardew scooped the Premier League Manager of the Year prize last week after he guided the Magpies to a fifth-placed finish in the top flight this season.
The 50-year-old has now been honoured by his peers after his side finished above Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton in the standings, which saw the Tynesiders qualify for the Europa League in only their second year back in the Premier League.
The LMA award is voted for by members, including all managers from the top four professional leagues in English football.
“There is no doubt that the LMA Annual Awards are perceived as the most accurate measure of a manager’s ability because there are no better judges of your performance than your peers,” said LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson.
“Alan Pardew’s achievements at Newcastle this season are there for all to see and it is just reward that he should be named as LMA Manager of the Year.
“I’m often asked, where are all the English coaches? My answer is ‘We have plenty of them, they just need an opportunity.’ I am delighted for Alan that he has taken his opportunity.”
LMA Chief Executive Richard Bevan added: “Tonight is a celebration of this season’s managerial achievements across the top four leagues in the professional game. To receive votes from and to be acknowledged by your fellow managers and competitors is a great honour.
“Alan is fully deserving of this recognition and what he has achieved in such a short space of time with Newcastle is very impressive. I would also like to say a special thank you to all the members who have contributed to yet another fantastic season.”