Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny has been rewarded for his fine season with Dundalk by being named the Phillips Lighting Manager of the year.
Kenny beat off competition from Martin O’Neill, Jim Gavin, John Kavanagh, Joe Schmidt to pick up the 2016 award.
The Dubliner guided Dundalk to a third league title in a row this season along with an FAI Cup final appearance and historically making the Europa League group stages.
It seemed he only found out this information in his press conference for his teams Europa League tie tomorrow with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
E-mail drops confirming Stephen Kenny as Philips Sports Manager of the Year just as he takes his seat for pre-match press conference pic.twitter.com/KKEJgSZauh
— Mark McCadden (@markmccadden) December 7, 2016