ACCRINGTON Stanley boss John Coleman has been named League Managers' Association League Two manager of the year.

Coleman guided the Reds to the title this season despite having the second lowest budget in the league and he was honoured for his achievements at the Wham Stadium at the LMA's annual dinner on Tuesday night.

But Coleman and Burnley chief Sean Dyche missed out on the overall manager of the year honour, which went to Pep Guardiola.

The Manchester City boss won the Premier League award, which Dyche was also nominated for, and then Guardiola also took home the main award of the evening, the Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy.

He beat Coleman, Dyche, Jurgen Klopp, Neil Warnock and Nuno Espirito Santo to the honour.

Nuno won the Championship manager of the year award for steering Wolves to the title, while Shrewsbury Town boss Paul Hurst won the League One accolade.

Howard Wilkinson, LMA chairman, said: "Once again, we have seen an incredible number of achievements across the game and it was a pleasure to welcome our members and commercial partners to the Grosvenor House Hotel this evening, to recognise those managers who have excelled within their respective competitions this season.

"The Sir Alex Ferguson Trophy for the LMA Manager of the Year, sponsored by Everest, was presented to a man who has reserved a special place in the record books this season and rightfully takes his place amongst the iconic previous winners of the award.

"Pep has lived up to his reputation as one of the greatest coaches in the game and has created a championship winning team in his own image. We also congratulate Pep on winning the Premier League Manager of the Year, sponsored by Barclays, in recognition of his achievements and we look forward to watching him and his side defend the Premier League title next season.

“We congratulate John Coleman, Paul Hurst and Nuno Espirito Santo who were duly nominated as the Managers of the Year by their fellow managers in their respective Sky Bet EFL Leagues."