PFA Scotland Manager of the Year

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The PFA Scotland Manager of the Year is awarded by the Professional Footballers' Association Scotland to the football manager in Scottish football who is seen to have been the best manager over the previous season. The award replaced, and is considered a direct continuation of,[1][2] the SPFA Manager of the Year award which was awarded just once, in the 2006–07 season to Celtic boss Gordon Strachan.[3]

List of winners[edit]

Season Name Club Notes
2006–07 Gordon Strachan Celtic Also won the SFWA award[3]
2007–08 Billy Reid Hamilton Academical
2008–09 Gordon Strachan Celtic
2009–10 Walter Smith[4] Rangers

Also won the SFWA award[4]

2010–11 John McGlynn[5] Raith Rovers
2011–12 Derek Adams[6] Ross County
2012–13 Allan Johnston[7] Queen of the South
2013–14 Derek McInnes[8] Aberdeen Also won the SFWA award[9]
2014–15 John Hughes[10] Inverness Caledonian Thistle Also won the SFWA award[11]
2015–16 Mark Warburton[12] Rangers

Winners by club[edit]

Club Number of wins Winning seasons
Celtic 2 2006–07, 2008–09
Rangers 2 2009–10, 2015–16
Hamilton Academical 1 2007–08
Raith Rovers 1 2010–11
Ross County 1 2011–12
Queen of the South 1 2012–13
Aberdeen 1 2013–14
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1 2014–15

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "McGeady picks up double prize at football awards". The Herald. Herald & Times Group. Retrieved 24 April 2008. Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has pulled off an awards double by winning the PFA Scotland Player Of The Year and Young Player Of The Year awards....McGeady follows in the footsteps of former Parkhead team-mate Shaun Maloney, who won both awards in a single season in 2006. [dead link]
  2. ^ "McGeady happy with Hoops". Retrieved 2008-04-24. The only other player to have claimed the PFA Scotland double was Shaun Maloney, the Celtic midfielder who went on to carve out a career in the Premier League with Aston Villa. 
  3. ^ a b "Nakamura gets top writers' prize". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 May 2007. Retrieved 19 July 2008. 
  4. ^ a b "Davis crowned player of the year". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  5. ^ "PFA awards for John McGlynn and John Baird". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 May 2011. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew named player of the year". BBC Sport. BBC. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Allan Johnston wins Scotland's Manager of the Year award". BBC Sport. BBC. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 5 May 2013. 
  8. ^ "Aberdeen: Derek McInnes and Jonny Hayes win PFA awards". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 April 2014. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  9. ^ Forsyth, Roddy (4 May 2014). "Derek McInnes hits the heights with Aberdeen after suffering pain of failure at Bristol City". Daily Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 5 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Inverness: John Hughes named PFA manager of year". BBC Sport. BBC. 3 May 2015. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
  11. ^ Gordon, Moira (23 May 2015). "John Hughes still inspired by tragic Craig Gowans". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 24 May 2015. 
  12. ^ "Leigh Griffiths: Celtic forward named PFA Scotland Player of the Year". BBC Sport. BBC. 1 May 2016. Retrieved 1 May 2016.