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Pulis scoops top boss award

Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis has been crowned the LMA's Premier League Manager of the Year.

Palace looked doomed in November and were stuck in the top flight drop zone when the 56-year-old replaced Ian Holloway.

Having accumulated four points from their opening 11 games to sit six points from safety, the Welshman took the reins and steered the Eagles up to 11th place and was rewarded for his efforts on Monday night.

It was the first time in five attempts that the London side have survived a season in the Premier League without being relegated.

On receiving the award, Pulis said: "We finished sixth in the Championship last season and 11th in the Premier League this season. That's a 15 place jump!

"But it's not just about me. It's about Steve Parish (chairman) and three other directors, the supporters and the players."

The Championship Manager of the Year award went to Nigel Pearson for steering Leicester City up to the Premier League.

League 1 joint Managers of the Year were Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Kenny Jackett and Leyton Orient's Russell Slade.

The League Two Manager of the Year prize went to Scunthorpe United's Ross Wilcox.

FA Cup Manager of the Year was Nigel Clough following Sheffield United's run to the semi-finals.