19 May, 20:00
The League Managers Association (LMA) have announced that their 50th Manager of the Year award will be marked by the presentation of the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy to the winner.
Former Manchester United boss Ferguson is considered one of the greatest managers in the history of the game, having been in charge at Old Trafford for 27 trophy-laden years. Ferguson says he is delighted to have given his name to a trophy which the LMA say rewards "the manager who has made the greatest use of the resources available in the current campaign".
-I am very proud to have the LMA Manager of the Year trophy named after me. It is a fantastic honor. When you look at the list of managers that have won this trophy, going right back to 1968, it is very humbling and a reminder of the various winners' achievements, Ferguson said.
The winner can come from the Premier League, Championship, League One or Two, and it will be presented at the LMA Annual Awards Dinner in London on Monday.The new trophy has been designed and crafted by a team of expert silversmiths at Thomas Lyte, renowned London-based designers of sporting trophies, and it features the names of all the previous winners.