Sheffield United: Blades boss Chris Wilder a double winner at LMA awards in London

Chris Wilder with the League One trophy
Chris Wilder with the League One trophy
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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was honoured twice by the League Managers Association at their 25th annual awards dinner tonight.

Wilder predictably won the League One manager of the year award after leading United into the Championship at the first attempt, winning the league title and amassing 100 points in the process.

And the 49-year-old also picked up the LMA's Special Achievement Award, sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK, for back-to-back titles. Wilder won the League Two title with Northampton Town before joining his beloved Blades.

Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte was named Premier League manager of the year. The Italian led the Blues, who finished 10th last campaign, to the Premier League title and this weekend's FA Cup final during his first season in charge at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea claimed a Premier League-record 30 victories under the stewardship of Conte, including 13 in a row from October 1, to finish seven points ahead of second-placed Tottenham.

Chris Hughton was named Championship manager of the year after guiding Brighton to the Premier League.

The 58-year-old ensured the Seagulls responded to last season's disappointment, when they lost in the play-offs to Sheffield Wednesday, by securing automatic promotion alongside his former club Newcastle.

Paul Cook, the former Chesterfield boss, collected the League Two manager of the year prize following Portsmouth's title win.