Rodgers named Manager of the Year

Published Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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Carnlough man Brendan Rodgers has been named the League Managers' Association Manager of the Year after guiding Liverpool to second place in the Premier League this season - the club's highest finish in five years.

Rodgers named Manager of the Year
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was given the award. (© Getty)

The Reds challenged for the title right until the last day of the season, but missed out narrowly on their first Premiership in 24 years as Manchester City were crowned champions.

Rodgers was honoured for his achievements this season - which included taking Liverpool from a seventh place finish to second and qualifying for the Champions League - at the annual LMA awards dinner in London, after every manager from the top four English leagues cast their votes.

LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson said: "There can be no greater tribute to a manager and his work than a tribute awarded by his match day foes and peers.

"This evening we applaud Brendan Rodgers as he receives that most valuable award.

"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."

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8 Comments
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (123 days ago):
@ian in belfast ! I think u will find the best manager in the league was called manuel ! So get real
big ants in glengormley wrote (125 days ago):
He blew the title and he had it in his hands. And he gets manager of the year for it. He won less than moyes..
Iain in Belfast wrote (125 days ago):
Great, rewarded for finishing runner up. Loserpool fans will celebrate anything these days. Maybe someday they may just win something.
Martin in Carrick wrote (125 days ago):
@ Adrian in Coleraine, for being the best manager in the league, that's for what. And he was voted best manager by the managers of the top four English leagues. They obviously know more about football and what it takes to be a manager than you do.
numb skull in belfast wrote (126 days ago):
Adrian in coleraine, this man has got this team to play football again and finish runners up in the league, if you knew anything about football you would not make such a stupid comment, stick to the irish league its more you scene.
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