Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Redknapp named as Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season

Spurs boss takes prize after top-four finish...
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has been named as the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season, wrapping up a memorable week.

Former Portsmouth boss Redknapp won the award after leading Spurs to a top-four place, and a subsequent place in next season's Champions League, a result clinched with a 1-0 win over fourth spot rivals Manchester City on Wednesday.

The top managerial accolade in the Premier League was voted by the Barclays Awards Panel, which is made up of football’s governing bodies, the media and fans.

Redknapp is only the second manager since the formation of the Premier League in 1992-93 to win the award without winning the championship. George Burley was first to break the mould after Ipswich Town finished fifth in 2000-01.

"I'm delighted to receive the award but it's a team effort with Kevin [Bond], Joe [Jordan], Clive [Allen], Tony [Parks], Tim [Sherwood], Les [Ferdinand] and all the coaching and fitness staff,” Redknapp told his club's official website.

"Really, I'm just part of the team.

"It's all down to the players and what they've achieved. It's down to them really and a real honour to receive it."

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