Pep Guardiola was a double winner at the League Managers’ Association awards night – and dedicated his success to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester City boss Guardiola was crowned Premier League Manager of the Year and also won the overall LMA award.
But Guardiola sent his best wishes to former Manchester United boss Ferguson who is recovering after brain surgery.
Guardiola said: “I want to share this manager with all the other managers and I hope Sir Alex will be here to share it with us.
“We achieved records and success that we’ll remember for the rest of our lives.”
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock got a lifetime achievement award while Arsene Wenger got a special merit award in his absence.
Guardiola saw off competition from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, Burnley’s Sean Dyche, Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo, Cardiff’s Neil Warnock and John Coleman of Accrington Stanley to land the top award.
He was named Premier League boss of the year ahead of Klopp, Dyche, Brighton’s Chris Hughton, Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson and Newcastle’s Rafa Benitez.
“I don’t usually win awards because it’s the fellow managers who vote for it,” he said.
Shrewsbury boss Paul Hurst won the League One award ahead of their play-off final against either Rotherham or Scunthorpe.
Coleman took the League Two award and Santo the Championship gong.