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Tony Pulis and Brendan Rodgers win Premier League Manager of the Season awards

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Tony Pulis.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis was one of the winners in the 22nd League Managers Association awards.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has been crowned the 2013-14 Premier League Manager of the Year award in the 22nd League Managers Association Annual Awards which was hosted at the historic Old Billingsgate, London after he helped Palace escape relegation who had only four points in the Barclays Premier League to their name when the Welsh took over.

“It’s been remarkable,” Pulis admitted after receiving the award. “I think if you look at the stats and everything else, it’s just wonderful. The biggest stat is that we’re the lowest budget in the Premiership, and we finished 11th. We’ve overachieved as a football club massively, and that’s been great credit to everybody on the pitch.”

On the other hand, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers scooped the LMA Manager of the Year award, the first Liverpool manager to achieve this feat in its 20-year history. Rodgers had a brilliant season with the Reds after he guided them to second place in the Premier League, only two points behind champions Manchester City.

“I was hoping I’d be on the open top bus tonight,” said Rodgers jokingly while receiving the award. 

The LMA awards are voted by all LMA members, including every manager from the top four professional leagues in English football and goes to the manager, who, in their opinion and regardless of the status of his club, has made the greatest use of the resources available to him in the current season.

“There can be no greater tribute to a manager and his work than a tribute awarded by his match day foes and peers,” LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson was quoted saying on LeagueManagers. “For Liverpool and Brendan, I’m sure we all hope this season marks the beginning of a new voyage and a new era.”

“Liverpool Football Club’s performances and results this season have provoked memories of some of those momentous years in the past when they had to contend with those two United’s, the first from Leeds, the second from Manchester. For Liverpool and Brendan, I’m sure we all hope this season marks the beginning of a new voyage and a new era,” he added.

Brendan Rodgers.

Brendan Rodgers manager of Liverpool helped the Reds finish second in the league.

LMA Award Winners:

LMA Manager of the Year sponsored by Barclays
Brendan Rodgers, Liverpool

LMA Special Merit Award
Russ Wilcox, Scunthorpe United

LMA Service to Football Award
Norman Rimmington, Barnsley

Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year
Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace

Sky Bet Football League Championship Manager of the Year 
Nigel Pearson, Leicester City

Sky Bet Football League 1 Joint Managers of the Year
Kenny Jackett, Wolves & Russell Slade, Leyton Orient

Sky Bet Football League 2 Manager of the Year
Russ Wilcox, Scunthorpe United

Budweiser FA Cup Manager of the Year
Nigel Clough, Sheffield United

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