In most walks of life, the respect of your peers is what you crave the most. The news that Roy Hodgson has been voted the LMA Manager of the Year is vindication of his sterling achievements at Fulham – and he apparently won by a record margin.

LMA chief executive Richard Bevan said:

Roy won the LMA manager of the year award by the most significant margin in the history of the award. He is highly respected within the game and held in the highest regard in the family of football.