Antonio Conte gets top prize at League Managers Association awards
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 24, 2017,
May 24, 2017, 3:06
Conte said: "Thank you very much".
"I think I've had a lot of incredible emotions in my first season here in England". It's great to receive this award.
"It's fantastic to read all the names that won this trophy and to stay with these managers is a great achievement for me".
The massive £5.136 billion (R87.9 billion) TV rights deal signed past year by the league is the biggest of its kind, and it ensured that nearly every club in the top flight earned over £100 million (R1.7 billion) this campaign.
Last year's victor, Claudio Ranieri, was the first foreign manager to win the prize, since Arsene Wenger in 2003/2004.
The 22-year-old played a crucial role in helping Monaco win the Ligue 1 title this season while also reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League. It's all about hard work, I've never worked so hard in my career and I just want to keep on improving in the position I'm playing.
The Italian was awarded manager of the year and Premier League manager of the year for bringing the title back to Stamford Bridge.