In comments reported on Bournemouth’s website, Brendan Rodgers, who presented the award to Howe, said: “He’s done a fine job, a remarkable job, and done it with style and humility.” Bournemouth secured the title on the final day of the season as they beat Charlton 3-0 while Watford were held to a draw by Sheffield Wednesday. Mourinho took the top flight award after a league and Capital One Cup double but did not attend the ceremony in London to collect it as he was at Chelsea’s own club awards event. The Portuguese had already been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season despite not once winning the monthly award throughout the season. Despite the accolades coming his way, Mourinho was still complaining about a perceived lack of recognition for his side in his speech at Chelsea’s event. Mourinho said: “I don’t think my players got the respect that they deserve after what they did from day one until the last day. “And these are words that I really feel, serious words.” The League One award went to Steve Cotterill after Bristol City’s title-winning season. The only divisional award not to go to the boss of the title-winning side was the League Two gong, which went to Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth despite his side losing the play-off final to Southend on penalties. Bradford City’s Phil Parkinson was named FA Cup manager of the year after his side beat Chelsea and Sunderland en route to the quarter-finals of the competition. Press Association Howe, who was also named Championship manager of the year after the Cherries’ title-winning season, is the first manager from outside the top flight to take the overall award since Steve Coppell, then of Reading, won in 2006. The award came as recognition of Howe leading Bournemouth to the title, and promotion to the Premier League, with limited resources compared to many of his club’s rivals. Eddie Howe has been named Manager of the Year by the League Managers Association after guiding Bournemouth to the top flight while Jose Mourinho was named Premier League manager of the year on Tuesday evening.
MELBOURNE: Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Wade, and Mitchell Marsh have earned a recall to Australia’s 17-man touring party for the Ashes series against England, while uncapped Queenslander Michael Neser is a surprise selection in the pace attack.Opener Bancroft earned a spot in the squad with an unbeaten match-winning knock of 93 on day three of the intra-squad clash in Southampton on Thursday.The 26-year-old’s return means all three players – along with Steve Smith and David Warner – who were banned after the South Africa ball-tampering scandal feature in the squad and could all lineup for the first Test at Edgbaston starting on Aug. 1.”David Warner, Steve Smith, and Cameron Bancroft have forced their way back into the Test squad through the excellence of their recent performances,” Trevor Hohns, the chairman of selectors, said in a statement.”David and Steve also have the advantage of being proven players at test level while Cameron has produced impressive numbers for county side Durham this season and his innings in the intra-squad match in Southampton on a tough pitch was outstanding and showed his quality.”Wade, who last played a Test in September 2017, edged out Alex Carey as the squad’s reserve wicketkeeper-batsman behind captain Tim Paine, while all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne will serve as a second spinning option alongside Nathan Lyon.”We have faith in his ability, we know our strength lies in our pace attack and we have Marnus Labuschagne’s leg-spin as another spin option as he has bowled almost 200 overs for county side Glamorgan in first-class cricket this season,” Hohns added.”Wade fully deserves his recall as he has made an irresistible case for inclusion through sheer weight of runs with 1021 first-class runs at home last summer followed by three hundred on Australia A tour.”Neser, the right-arm seam bowling all-rounder, is one of the seven fast-bowling options in the squad, led by world number one test bowler Pat Cummins, alongside Mitch Starc, Josh Hazlewood, James Pattinson, and Peter Siddle as well as Marsh.Hazlewood returns for the first time since suffering a stress fracture of his back in January, which kept him out of contention for the World Cup squad.The squad will travel to Birmingham on Saturday and practice at Edgbaston ahead of the first Test.Squad: Tim Paine (captain), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner. IANSAlso Read: Aaron Finch Rubbishes Adam Zampa Ball-Tampering Claims
Ray Wilkins pays tribute to Frank Lampard after the former Chelsea star announced his retirement from international football.Lampard won 106 caps for England, scoring 29 goals, and played in five major tournaments in a 15-year career.“The consistent level that he played at, the goals that he scored, he will be remembered as one of the best England players for a long, long time,” Wilkins, who made 84 appearances for the Three Lions, told Hawksbee and Jacobs.