And the Manager of the Year is … by Dan | May 22, 2009 | Uncategorized | 9 comments Sir Alex Ferguson. How depressingly predictable. 9 Comments Kev on May 22, 2009 at 8:36 pm Rubbish. Roy is clearly the most deserving. How many times has Sir Alex won? Just boring. Rolant Ellis on May 22, 2009 at 9:34 pm Man U have already won two trophies and are in the European Cup Final. They also reached the semi-final of the FA Cup. Obviously Ferguson should get it. Other managers have done well – Pulis, Hodgson, Moyes, Redknapp for example – but Ferguson’s achievements outshine them all. Dan on May 22, 2009 at 10:55 pm Well, in comparative terms, Manchester United won the Premier League and the European Cup last year. So, Fergie can’t improve upon his league placing or the achievement in Europe. United were pretty fortunate in the League Cup final and, fair play, won the pretty insignificant World Club Championship. He also spent more on one player than Hodgson did in his entire summer outlay. Hodgson took Fulham from just above the drop zone to the brink of European football in a year after orchestrating the most astounding comeback since Lazarus. For that turnaround alone, he’s probably earned the accolade. Moyes has had a fine season and Everton might well cap in by winning the Cup next weekend. I certainly hope they do. Pulis has done brilliantly and is a little unlucky to come third. Nobody gave Stoke a prayer in the Premier League and they have stayed up comfortably. Redknapp’s pulled Spurs away from the drop zone and very close to Europe, but I always thought they were in a false position anyway. He’s also had a few bit of money to bring in new players. Colin on May 22, 2009 at 11:05 pm Automatically giving this award to the league winner is stupid, boring, and completely pointless. Manchester United were always EXPECTED to win all of those competitions. Why should their manager get an award for doing the bare minimum required of his job? Until someone can explain that to me, this “award” is worthless. timmyg on May 22, 2009 at 11:36 pm Where is the official announcement for this award? Although its going to happen and a disgrace, lets not jump to conclusions (oops!) when we can’t confirm who awarded it. The Premier League’s site has no mention of it… timmyg on May 22, 2009 at 11:39 pm Oh, and if anyone but Fergie wins it (which wont happen) he’ll be the first since 2001 when George Burley won it. And just the second in EPL history. Roy doesn’t have a prayer. bored on May 23, 2009 at 2:21 am actually, didn’t david moyes win it twice already in recent years? Dan on May 23, 2009 at 7:31 am Mark Lawrenson rather blurted it out in his preview of Sunday’s games for Radio Five Live yesterday afternoon. I got the impression that the Premier League were trying to keep the award under wraps at least until the end of the season. Nick on May 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm Someone has to sort out the criterias for this award. For me it is the manager with the least amount of resources but still “over performs”. So based on “my” criterias there are only two that stands out: Hodgson and Pulis! Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.