League Managers Association Awards
The League Managers Association Awards is an annual award ceremony in English football, awarded by the League Managers Association. The most prestigious award is the LMA Manager of the Year award. It is presented to a manager from any division for his achievements in the prior season. The award is voted by fellow professional managers and as a result consideration is also given to managers who inherit poor sides or financial difficulties and not only those managers who do not have such financial constraints and have won trophies. On only five occasions has the Premier League winning manager won the award compared with the Premier League Manager of the Year award which has been won on all but three occasions by the league champion.
LMA Manager of the Year
The LMA Manager of the Year Award is voted by fellow managers and the winner can come from any of the four professional leagues. To date only three have come from outside the Premier League; 1997 winner Danny Wilson who guided Barnsley into the Premier League and 2006 winner Steve Coppell who led Reading to win the Championship. And Peter Reid. However on only five occasions has the winner of the top flight won the award.
Breakdown of winners
Winners by individual
|Manager Name||Wins||Winning Years|
|SCO !||Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson||4||1999, 2008, 2011, 2013|
|SCO !||Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes||3||2003, 2005, 2009|
|FRA !||Wenger, ArsèneArsène Wenger||2||2002, 2004|
|ENG !||Coppell, SteveSteve Coppell||2||2006, 2007|
|IRL !||Kinnear, JoeJoe Kinnear||1||1994|
|ENG !||Clark, FrankFrank Clark||1||1995|
|ENG !||Reid, PeterPeter Reid||1||1996|
|NIR !||Wilson, DannyDanny Wilson||1||1997|
|ENG !||Jones, DaveDave Jones||1||1998|
|ENG !||Curbishley, AlanAlan Curbishley||1||2000|
|SCO !||Burley, GeorgeGeorge Burley||1||2001|
|ENG !||Hodgson, RoyRoy Hodgson||1||2010|
|ENG !||Pardew, AlanAlan Pardew||1||2012|
Winners by nationality
|ENG ! England||7||8|
|SCO ! Scotland||3||8|
|FRA ! France||1||2|
|IRL ! Republic of Ireland||1||1|
|NIR ! Northern Ireland||1||1|
Divisional Award Winners
The divisional award winners are voted by a panel.
Winners by individual
The following managers have won two or more divisional awards.
|Manager Name||Total Wins||Premier League
/ Division One
/ Division Two
/ Division Three
|SCO !||Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson||11||11|
|FRA !||Wenger, ArseneArsene Wenger||3||3|
|POR !||Mourinho, JoseJose Mourinho||2||2|
|ENG !||Redknapp, HarryHarry Redknapp||2||1||1|
|IRE !||McCarthy, MickMick McCarthy||2||2|
|SCO !||Lambert, PaulPaul Lambert||2||1||1|
|NIr !||O'Neill, MartinMartin O'Neill||2||1||1|
|SCO !||Moyes, DavidDavid Moyes||2||2|
|SCO !||Sturrock, PaulPaul Sturrock||2||1||1|
|ENG !||Tilson, SteveSteve Tilson||2||1||1|
Wins by country
Special Merit Award
Also referred to as Service to Football Award.
|2002||ENG ! England||Robson, BobbyBobby Robson|
|2004||ENG ! England||Howe, DonDon Howe||Service to youth coaching.|
|2006||ESP ! Spain||Benítez, RafaelRafael Benítez||Champions League win in first season at Liverpool.|
|2007||ENG ! England||Gradi, DarioDario Gradi||Long service to Crewe Alexandra.|
|2009||SCO ! Scotland||Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson||2008 Champions League win, Club World Cup win and third league title in a row.|
|2010||ENG ! England||McClaren, SteveSteve McClaren||Winning the Eredivisie with FC Twente, their first championship in their 45 year history.|
|2011||SCO ! Scotland||Ferguson, AlexAlex Ferguson||Surpassing 2000 competitive games and becoming Manchester United's longest serving manager.|
|2012||ENG ! England||Clark, LeeLee Clark|
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