Paul Lambert named Championship Manager of the Year

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert has been rewarded for guiding the Canaries to the Premier League by being named the LMA npower Championship Manager of the Year.

Lambert told the club's official website: 'It's been an unbelievable season. To get an award like that after last year's is an incredible thing.

'I just think the team's going well and we're doing all right and the biggest thing was to get out of the league, which we achieved and it's an award that will be really, really nice.'

'Last year we had to find our feet, and what has happened has been an absolutely incredible journey. Two years on the bounce we've done this, back-to-back promotions are very rarely done.

'I think the last one was 11 years ago which is incredible. It's just been a massive, massive season for us.

'As I've said though you don't get that without the players and the staff I've got.

'It's an award for everybody these sorts of things - and what we've achieved and what the lads have achieved is just incredible.'

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The full list of awards presented by LMA President Fabio Capello, LMA Chairman Howard Wilkinson, and Gareth Southgate are as follows:

• LMA Manager of the Year sponsored by Barclays: Sir Alex Ferguson CBE

• LMA Special Merit Award sponsored by Barclays: Sir Alex Ferguson CBE

• Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year: Sir Alex Ferguson CBE

• Barclays Community Sports Award: Rabiyha Ahmed

• LMA Service to Football Award sponsored by npower: Jimmy Hill OBE

• npower Football League Two Manager of the Year: John Sheridan

• npower Football League One Manager of the Year: Gus Poyet

• npower Football League Championship Manager of the Year: Paul Lambert