Jurgen Klopp named LMA Manager of the Year as Sir Alex Ferguson reveals 3.30am phone call

Jurgen Klopp has won the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy for the LMA Manager of the Year following Liverpool’s Premier League-winning campaign.

Former United manager Ferguson praised Klopp for ending Liverpool’s 30-year wait for league glory when announcing the winner on Monday.

Jurgen, fantastic. We speak about Leeds spending 16 years in the Championship, but Liverpool 30 years since winning that league, incredible, said Ferguson.
You thoroughly deserved it, but the performance level of your team was outstanding. Your personality runs right throughout the whole club. It was a marvellous performance.
I'll forgive you for waking me up at 3.30am to tell me you have won the league! Thank you, but anyway, you thoroughly deserved it. Well done.

Liverpool rounded off am impressive title-winning campaign with a 3-1 victory at Newcastle on Sunday to set a new club record of 99 points.

Klopp won the award ahead of Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa, Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth and last season's winner Chris Wilder of Sheffield United.

Bielsa won the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Year award after Leeds final ended their 16-year Premier League absence when winning the second division title.

Chelsea's Emma Hayes was named Barclays FA Women's Super League Manager of the Year.

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