Antonio Conte gets top prize at League Managers Association awards

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.

Antonio Conte is full of praise for John Terry after the Chelsea captain's final match at Stamford Bridge.

"It's fantastic to read all the names that won this trophy and to stay with these managers is a great achievement for me".

Former Irish worldwide Chris Hughton was also named Championship manager of the year, having brought Premier League promotion to Brighton & Hove Albion.

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.

Sheffield United's Chris Wilder and Portsmouth's Paul Cook claimed the respective League One and Two awards.

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.

  • Zachary Reyes