Jurgen Klopp has received the League Managers’ Affiliation’s supervisor of the yr award after guiding Liverpool to a primary ever Premier League title.
The Reds received their first league title since 1990 in a season that additionally noticed them topped world champions as they constructed on their Champions League success in 2018/19.
The award was introduced by legendary Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, after whom the trophy is now named.
“Jurgen, implausible,” Ferguson mentioned on Sky Sports activities. “We talk about Leeds spending 16 years within the Championship, however Liverpool 30 years since profitable that league, unbelievable.
“You totally deserved it. The efficiency stage of your workforce was excellent. Your character runs proper all through the entire membership. It was a marvellous efficiency.
“I’ll forgive you for waking me up at 3:30am to inform me you’ve gotten received the league! Thanks, however anyway, you totally deserved it. Properly performed.”
Klopp declared himself ‘completely delighted’ to get the award, which he devoted to his employees.
And the 53-year-old mentioned he was honoured to be handed a trophy named in honour of Ferguson.
“I do know it’s not 100 per cent applicable as a Liverpool supervisor however I like him,” he mentioned. “I keep in mind he was the primary British supervisor I met.
“We had breakfast. I’m unsure how a lot he remembers however I keep in mind as a result of for me this second was like assembly the Pope. It was completely nice and from that first season we clicked.
“I didn’t assume at this second I’d have a trophy in my palms named after him.”
Final yr’s winner Chris Wilder needed to accept the runner-up spot this time round after narrowly lacking out on Europe in a outstanding return to the Premier League for Sheffield United.
Additionally short-listed have been Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth and Leeds’ Marcelo Bielsa, who was named Championship supervisor of the yr after incomes the title.
Coventry boss Mark Robins took the League One award and Crewe’s David Artell was named League Two supervisor of the yr.
Emma Hayes was named Barclays FA Girls’s Tremendous League supervisor of the yr after main Chelsea to a league and Continental Tyres League Cup double, whereas Aston Villa’s Gemma Davies took the FA Girls’s Championship award after a curtailed marketing campaign.
The Premier League supervisor of the yr shall be awarded individually subsequent month.