Brendan Rodgers doesn't deserve manager award says Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira

Liverpool boss won the overall LMA Manager of the Year gong but Patrick Vieira is not impressed.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers scooped the LMA Manager of the Year Award on Monday night, voted for by his peers across all four divisions.

Rodgers led Liverpool to a second placed finish, improving dramatically on their finishing position of seventh a year ago.

He came agonisingly close to delivering a first league title in more than two decades at the club, and simply by making the club's supporters dream it was possible, he has delivered above expectation, and secured Champions League football.

Yet not everybody is impressed with the decision. For his award overlooks the achievement of Manuel Pellegrini, who actually won the Premier League.

Former Arsenal midfielder and Manchester City head of development Patrick Vieira believes Rodgers' award went to the wrong man.

Pellegrini follows in the footsteps of Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti by winning the Premier League in his first year in English football.

Yet in those years neither won it either. In 2010, Ancelotti was beaten to the award by Sir Alex Ferguson despite going onto lift the double, and in 2005, Mourinho watched a certain David Moyes walk award with the top prize.

 

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