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Managerial Awards

The image of Bob Paisley or Brian Clough grinning while clinching a huge bottle of Bell's Scotch was a familiar one from the 1970s and '80s as they racked up Manager of the Year or Manager of the Month awards.

The Bell's (later Barclays) award ran from 1965-1993 and was won by managers of both English and Scottish clubs, but never by a Northern Irishman. Since then we have provided many winners of the top managerial honours in both England and Scotland...

Danny Wilson - LMA
Award Winner 1997
ENGLAND

League Managers Association
Manager of the Year (first awarded 1994)
(main award)
1997 Danny Wilson (Barnsley/Division One[II])
2014 Brendan Rodgers† (Liverpool/Premier League[I])
(divisional award)
1994 Martin O'Neill (Wycombe Wanderers/Division Three[IV])
1996 Martin O'Neill (Leicester City/Division One[II])
2004 Nigel Worthington (Norwich City/Division One[II])
2007 Danny Wilson (Hartlepool United/League Two(IV))

LMA 1000 Club (for managers who have taken charge of 1000 professional games)
Danny Wilson (LMA)

Premier League
Manager of the Season
none

Manager of the Month (first awarded 1993/94)
Sep-97 Martin O'Neill (Leicester City)
Oct-98 Martin O'Neill (Leicester City)
Nov-99 Martin O'Neill (Leicester City)
Jan-00 Danny Wilson (Sheffield Wednesday)
Apr-07 Martin O'Neill (Aston Villa) 
Nov-07 Martin O'Neill (Aston Villa)
Dec-08 Martin O'Neill (Aston Villa)
Apr-10 Martin O'Neill (Aston Villa)
Dec-11 Martin O'Neill (Sunderland)
Jan-12 Brendan Rodgers (Swansea City)
Aug-13 Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool)  
Mar-14 Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool)

Football League/EFL

Manager of the Month (first awarded 1996/97 - TBC)
Sep-03 Nigel Worthington (Norwich City/Division One[II])
Dec-03 Nigel Worthington (Norwich City/Division One[II])
Jan-04 Iain Dowie (Crystal Palace/Division One[II])
Apr-04 Nigel Worthington (Norwich City/Division One[II])
Dec-05 Nigel Worthington (Norwich City/Championship[II])
Aug-07 Iain Dowie (Coventry City/Championship[II])
Feb-11 Brendan Rodgers (Swansea City/Championship[II])
----
Aug-01 Danny Wilson (Bristol City/Division Two(III])
Dec-01 Danny Wilson (Bristol City/Division Two(III])
Sep-02 Iain Dowie (Oldham Athletic/Division Two[III])
Oct-02 Danny Wilson (Bristol City/Division Two(III])
Jan-04 Danny Wilson (Bristol City/Division Two[III])
Dec-11 Danny Wilson (Sheffield United/League One[III])
Oct-12 Danny Wilson (Sheffield United/League One[III])
Aug-17 Grant McCann (Peterborough United/League One[III])
Sep-18 Grant McCann (Doncaster Rovers/League One[III]) 
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Sep-06 Danny Wilson (Hartlepool United/League Two[IV])
Feb-07 Danny Wilson (Hartlepool United/League Two[IV])
Mar-07 Danny Wilson (Hartlepool United/League Two[IV])
Aug-07 Sammy McIlroy (Morecambe/League Two [IV])
Feb-09 Sammy McIlroy (Morecambe/League Two [IV])
Apr-13 Nigel Worthington (York City/League Two[IV])
Mar-14 Nigel Worthington (York City/League Two[IV])
Sep-19 Michael Duff (Cheltenham Town/League Two[IV])

Summary of English Monthly Awards
Manager
Total Awards
Premier League [I]
Division One / Championship [II]
Division Two / League One [III]
Division Three / League Two [IV]
10
1

6
3
8
8


6
4
2
Brendan Rodgers
4
3
1

3
2
1

2

2

2

2
1

1
TOTALS
36
12
7
9
8

SCOTLAND

Scottish Football Writers' Association 
Manager of the Year (first awarded 1986/87)
2001 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
2002 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
2004 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
2012 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
2013 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
2017 Brendan Rodgers† (Celtic)
2020 Neil Lennon (Celtic)

PFA Scotland 
Manager of the Year (first awarded 2006/07)
2017 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic)

SPL 
Manager of the Year (2002/03-2012/13)
2004 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
2012 Neil Lennon (Celtic)

Manager of the Month [18]
Aug-00 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Dec-00 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Feb-01 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Aug-01 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Apr-02 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Nov-02 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Oct-03 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Nov-03 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Jan-05 Martin O'Neill (Celtic)
Sep-10 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Jan-11 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Apr-11 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Nov-11 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Dec-11 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Feb-12 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Apr-12 Neil Lennon (Celtic)
Sep-12 Steve Lomas (St Johnstone)
Dec-12 Neil Lennon (Celtic)

Scottish Football League
Manager of the Year (awarded 1984/85-2012/13)
1995 Jimmy Nicholl (Raith Rovers)

Manager of the Month [8]
Feb-07 Michael O'Neill (Brechin City/Division Two[III])
Dec-07 Michael O'Neill (Brechin City/Division Two[III])
Oct-08 Michael O'Neill (Brechin City/Division Two[III])
Jan-09 Danny Lennon┬ (Cowdenbeath/Division Three[IV])
Oct-09 Danny Lennon (Cowdenbeath/Division Two[III])
Nov-09 Danny Lennon (Cowdenbeath/Division Two[III])
Mar-10 Danny Lennon (Cowdenbeath/Division Two[III])
Sep-10 Jimmy Nicholl (Cowdenbeath/Division One(II))

SPFL 
Premiership Manager of the Year (first awarded 2015/16)
2016 Tommy Wright (St Johnstone)
2017 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic)
2018 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic)

League Two Manager of the Year
2019 Danny Lennon (Clyde)

Manager of the Month [25]
Oct-13 Tommy Wright (St Johnstone/Premiership[I])
Dec-13 Neil Lennon (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Jan-14 Neil Lennon (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Feb-14 Jimmy Nicholl (Cowdenbeath/Championship[II])
Mar-14 Neil Lennon (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Aug-16 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Aug-16 Neil Lennon (Hibernian/Championship[II])
Oct-16 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Dec-16 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Jan-17 Neil Lennon (Hibernian/Championship[II])
Apr-17 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Aug-17 Tommy Wright (St Johnstone/Premiership[I])
Sep-17 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Oct-17 Neil Lennon (Hibernian/Premiership[I])
Mar-18 Danny Lennon (Clyde/League Two[IV])
Oct-18 Brendan Rodgers (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Nov-18 Tommy Wright (St Johnstone/Premiership[I])
Nov-18 Danny Lennon (Clyde/League Two[IV])
Jan-19 Danny Lennon (Clyde/League Two[IV])
Feb-19 Stephen Robinson (Motherwell/Premiership(I))
Apr-19 Danny Lennon (Clyde/League Two[IV])
Aug-19 Neil Lennon (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Oct-19 James McPake (Dundee/Championship[II])
Nov-19 Neil Lennon (Celtic/Premiership[I])
Feb-20 Neil Lennon (Celtic/Premiership[I])

Summary of Scottish Monthly Awards:
Manager
Total Awards
SPL / Premiership [I]
Division One / Championship [II]
Division Two / League One [III]
Division Three / League Two [IV]
17
15
2


9
9


8

3
5
Br'dan Rodgers
6
6


3
3


3

3

2
2

1
1


1
1


1

1


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SPL/SFL
--
26
--
18
--
1
--
6
--
1
SPFL
--
25
--
17
--
4
--
-
--
4
--
TOTALS
51
35
5
6
5

All played full international football for Northern Ireland except
  † - Brendan Rodgers, Schoolboy international
  ‡ -  Lawrie McMenemy, English-born Northern Ireland manager 1998-99
  ┬  - Danny Lennon, B International
Names in BOLD also manager Northern Ireland.

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