13 May 2014

Rodgers, Pulis honoured with managerial awards

3:45 pm on 13 May 2014

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers was named English football's League Managers Association's 'Manager of the Year', after he helped lift the Merseyside club out of the doldrums and took them to the brink of the Premier League championship.

The LMA also honoured Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis with the Premier League Manager of the Year award for an impressive six months in which he replaced Ian Holloway mid-season and pulled the club out of relegation danger.

Liverpool, after finishing seventh a year ago in Rodgers' first season in charge, had been in pole position to win the title before late slip-ups to Chelsea and Crystal Palace saw them finish second, two points behind Manchester City.

Under Welshman Pulis's watch, Palace went from strength to strength, finishing 11th after a five-match winning streak and only one loss in their last eight games.