Ferguson wins League Manager's award

Ferguson wins League Manager's award

Published May. 24, 2011 1:00 a.m. ET

Sir Alex Ferguson was on Monday night named Manager of the Year by his fellow league managers.

Ferguson was also named the Barclays Premier League manager of the year following Manchester United's title triumph, and picked up a special merit award for having passed 2,000 matches as manager.

Speaking at the LMA awards dinner in London via video link from Old Trafford, Ferguson said: "It's a wonderful honour - it has been a fantastic season for us in the most difficult league in the world."

Carlo Ancelotti, sacked by Chelsea on Sunday, attended the dinner and Ferguson said to him: "Carlo you are a fantastic man and you have showed great courage in coming to the dinner tonight, well done."