Fulham manager Roy Hodgson acknowledged that being named the LMA Manager of the Year is the ‘greatest award' of his career.
Hodgson was honored by his peers for leading the Cottagers to a 12th place finish in the Premier League, the FA Cup quarter-finals and the Europa League final this season.
Fulham will take on Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final in Hamburg on Wednesday.
Hodgson was pleased that his fellow managers have recognized his work with Fulham this season.
"There's no greater acknowledgment in football than an award that comes from people who are in the same profession as you and who are facing the same difficulties day after day as you," Hodgson told Sky Sports.
"When they look at the criteria and it's the guy who makes the most out of the material he's got, when they say it's you, all you can do is humbly bow your head and thank them for the award.
"It's certainly the greatest award I've had in my career."
When Fulham take on Atletico will the Cottagers 63rd game of the season and Hodgson hopes that his squad are able to give him one more good performance on Wednesday.
"It's 62 games long already and what the team has shown is an enormous consistency, enormous resilience and enormous dedication.
"These are great qualities for any football player or any football team to show.
"I'm hoping desperately that we are going to take them into the 63rd game of the season."
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