Sir Alex Ferguson has been named football's top boss by his peers in the League Managers Association (LMA) after a triumphant end to his career.
It’s the fourth time the Scot has scooped the LMA award, sponsored by Barclays - the only other man who has won it on at least three occasions is his successor at Old Trafford, David Moyes.
LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson said: “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. Finding words to adequately describe the monumental levels of achievement and the indelible legacy Sir Alex Ferguson leaves in the game, is nigh on impossible. This evening’s award adds yet another record to that list, making him the only person to secure the much coveted LMA Manager of the Year Award for a fourth time. David Moyes, his choice of successor to the Old Trafford throne, has won it three times and I know that Sir Alex will hope and believe that David goes on to equal and surpass the new record.”
LMA chief executive Richard Bevan said: “It is entirely appropriate that Sir Alex should win the LMA Manager of the Year for a record fourth time following his recent retirement announcement. As he retires as the most successful manager in the history of the British game we congratulate him on a magnificent career spanning over 40 years and more than 2,150 matches in football management, with achievements the likes of which we will never see again."
Sir Alex's LMA success follows last week's announcement that he had been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season for the tenth time.