Vincent Kompany: Burnley boss wins Championship manager of season award

Vincent Kompany has been been named Championship manager of the season after guiding Burnley to promotion to the Premier League.

The 37-year-old Belgian guided the Clarets to an immediate top-flight return in his first season in charge.

Middlesbrough’s Chuba Akpom won the Championship player of the season award after scoring a division-high 28 goals.

Bristol Rovers’ Aaron Collins won the League One award and Northampton’s Sam Hoskins the accolade for League Two.

Collins, with 16 goals and 11 assists the only player in the division to hit double figures in both categories, collected the award despite being in a Rovers side that are on course for a mid-table finish.

Meanwhile, Hoskins’ 21 goals for Northampton have been crucial in the Cobblers’ push for automatic promotion from the fourth tier.

In-demand Kompany honoured

Kompany’s work in transforming Burnley on their return to the Championship, in what is the former Manchester City captain’s first management job in England, has quickly made him a man in demand.

Chelsea have Kompany on their shortlist of prospective candidates to take the job full-time at Stamford Bridge, while he has also been linked with the vacancy at Tottenham.

He has been recognised as the Championship’s manager of the season with his side on the brink of clinching the title.



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