Antonio Conte has been rewarded for leading Chelsea to the English Premier League title in his first season in charge of the Stamford Bridge club after the Italian tactician was voted Premier League manager of the year by the League Managers Association on Monday night.

Chelsea claimed a Premier League-record 30 victories under the stewardship of Conte, including 13 in a row from October 1, to finish seven points ahead of runners-up Tottenham and the former Juventus boss magic touch has been rewarded at the LMA 25th award dinner on Monday night in London.

Chelsea finished 10th last season but the arrival of Conte saw a dramatic turn around in the Blues fortunes as they are now on course for a double this year as the FA Cup trophy awaits them on May 27th at Wembley Stadium.

Elsewhere, Chris Hughton was named Championship manager of the year after guiding Brighton to Premier League promotion.

Paul Cook won the League Two manager of the year prize following Portsmouth’s title win while Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley was given an LMA Special Achievement award after topping the National League.


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