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Former Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers named manager of the year after Liverpool's fine season

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 13, 2014

By Gareth Vincent / gareth.vincent@swwmedia.co.uk / @Gareth_Vincent

Former Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers named manager of the year after Liverpool's fine season
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FORMER Swansea City boss Brendan Rodgers has been named manager of the year by the League Managers' Association.

Rodgers, who led Swansea to the Premier League before quitting for Liverpool in 2012, came close to ending the Reds' 24-year wait for a Premier League title.

They ended up second, but that was a remarkable achievement in itself given that Liverpool finished seventh in 2012-13.

LMA chairman Howard Wilkinson said: "There can be no greater tribute to a manager and his work than a tribute awarded by his match day foes and peers.

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"For Liverpool and Brendan, I'm sure we all hope this season marks the beginning of a new voyage and a new era."

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis was named Premier League manager of the year, while another ex-Swansea chief, Kenny Jackett, was honoured alongside Russell Slade in League One.

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  • CroJack  |  May 13 2014, 9:40PM

    Pulis for the miracles. Pellegrini for winning Premier League and League Cup, last 16 in the Champions League. Martinez and Pocchetino for great football on a tight budget. Poyet for saving already doomed Sunderland. Mourinho for reaching Campions Legaue semi-final and finishing third in the Premier League. Wenger for his incredible record and FA final despite many injuries. Rodgers didn't win anything, didn't have Champions League or Europa League games, no deep runs in the cup competitions, he had a pole position to win the Premier League and he blew it. Liverpool played great attacking football but that's not enough to be named manager of the year. He had a great season, but you should have a great season when you have Suarez, Sturridge, Sterling, Couthinho, Henderson and Gerrard in your squad, no injuries and no extra games.

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  • CroJack  |  May 13 2014, 3:19PM

    Pulis first, Pellegrini second, Martinez and Pocchetino shared third, Poyet fourth, Rodgers sixth.

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  • yankytaff  |  May 13 2014, 12:47PM

    Pullis or Poyet should have had it but little clubs never win.

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