The honours and acclaim keeps on coming for Rangers boss Mark Warburton, as he was named manager of the year by PFA Scotland.
Warburton is in his very first year in Scottish football, and has led Rangers to promotion to the Premiership, victory in the Petrofac Cup, and the team also have the Scottish Cup final still to play.
Mark Warburton take a bow! Manager of the Year. @RangersFC— PFA Scotland (@PFAScotland) May 1, 2016
Next season there will be a bigger test for Warburton with high expectation on Rangers, who will be expected by many to challenge for the top places in the top flight almost right away.
That will require signings and investment, but that will only add to the pressure on the former Brentford boss to show what he can do.
Perhaps key to his win was their penalty shootout Scottish Cup victory over rivals Celtic, putting the reigning champions on notice ahead of their return to the top flight.
Celtic boss Ronny Deila since resigned, despite the club nearing a fifth successive title.
Bhoys fans were keen to point out that statistically Deila's Celtic have dropped fewer points that Warburton's Rangers, who were playing in a weaker division.
Commenting on Twitter in response to Warburton's win, they also pointed out Ross County boss Jim McIntyre missing out despite leading the unfancied side to a League Cup win.
Here is a look at the reaction...
Warburton Manger of the Year, the last 4 years they used “biggest budget/squad in the League” excuse not to give it to a Celtic Manager….— Brian (@Stoneysnapper) May 1, 2016
Rangersv part timers: P36 W25 D6 L5 GD+54— Celtic Talk (@CelticFcTalk67) May 1, 2016
Celtic in SPFL: P35 W24 D8 L3 GD+55
Warburton wins manager of the year, Deila chased out by MSM
How does Warburton get manager of the year over Mcintyre? This isn't even my view as a Celtic fan. Its disgraceful.— Diarmy (@diarm12) May 1, 2016
So Mark Warburton has dropped more league points than Ronny Deila whilst playing in a lower division - and is celebrated? Interesting.— Bonusb3rti3 (@bonusbertie) May 1, 2016