Mackem Manager Of The Year?

Last updated : 09 May 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

It is hard to put this in writing but doesn't Gus Poyet deserve a shout?

Seven games to go, seven points adrift, and a run of fixtures - Man City (A), Chelsea (A) and Man Utd (A).

The Scum were dead and buried!

Well they pushed that right up our shitters.

But ... at the end of the day ... my vote goes to Manuel Pellegrini.

He won't win it because he manages "money bags" Manchester City, but that is a shame because he deserves it!

Pulis has performed a football miracle at Crystal Palace, who were nailed on for relegation when he took over in November.

The Eagles will finish an unlikely 11th when the curtain comes down on the Premier League on Sunday, and that is a marvel in itself.

Pellegrini has barely had a mention for the award, not that this will bother the Manchester City manager who has never sought headlines or personal glory.

Yet in his first season in charge at Etihad Stadium, the Chilean has already led City to the League Cup and, bar one last upset in a run-in that has been full of banana skins for the title challengers, the Premier League crown will move across Manchester from Old Trafford.

If Pellegrini is not chosen as the Manager of the Year after winning two of the three domestic honors available, there should be a steward’s inquiry.

Under Roberto Mancini, City were never more than a training session away from a bust-up.

As well as Poyet, Rodgers and Pulis have done, nothing would top Pellegrini’s achievements.