Sheridan scoops manager of year honours

FP89916 CFC manager John Sheridan with the league2 champions trophy.
FP89916 CFC manager John Sheridan with the league2 champions trophy.

John Sheridan, who guided Chesterfield FC to the title, has been named as the League Two manager of the year.

Sheridan collected his trophy at the League Managers’ Association’s annual awards dinner at The Hilton, Park Lane, London.

The award, voted for by his fellow managers, recognised the impressive feat of taking the Spireites to promotion as champions of League Two.

Richard Bevan, chief executive of the LMA, said: “To receive votes from and to be acknowledged by your fellow members, peers and competitors is a great honour.’’

Sheridan was delighted to with his accolade.

He said: “To receive such an award at the end of the season recognises that we have achieved our ultimate goal and I am so proud of all my players for what we have achieved together.”

The full list of awards presented by LMA president Fabio Capello, LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson and Gareth Southgate are as follows:

LMA manager of the year Sir Alex Ferguson; LMA special merit award: Sir Alex Ferguson; Barclays Premier League manager of the year: Sir Alex Ferguson; Barclays community sports award: Rabiyha Ahmed; LMA service to football awardr: Jimmy Hill; Football League One manager of the year: Gus Poyet; Football League Championship manager of the year: Paul Lambert.