St.Mirren manager Jack Ross has been named as the PFA Scotland manager of the year after guiding the Buddies to the Championship title, 12 points clear of second placed Livingston.
The 41 year old beat Celtic manager, Hibs boss Neil Lennon and Kilmarnock’s Steve Clark to the award.
St.Mirren midfielder Lewis Morgan, who signed for Celtic in the January transfer window, picked up the Championship player of the year award.
Speaking after the announcement, Morgan said: “Obviously everyone has bought into the managers’ ideas and thoughts, what he wants from us. And the manager himself, everyone knows obviously, his stock is rising and rightly so – he’s been terrific for the club.
“The turnaround has been amazing and I think the team ethic has really been what has pushed us over the line this year. You look at it in what the club were at when he came in and to what they are now is remarkable. As a man manager I think it’s been pretty much unparallel to anyone that I worked with, from a first team manager perspective anyway.
“He’s really close to his players and he’s got us all playing an attractive blend of football that the fans have really bought into and that’s all made for a really exciting season on the pitch. There’s exciting things off the pitch as well at St.Mirren with fan ownership as well. He’s the kind of core to it all.”
Some fans are questioning Ross being awarded the manager’s prize with Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers one game away from a historic back to back trebles, while others are puzzled as to why Neil Lennon and Steve Clarke didn’t take top spot given the success they have brought to their respective clubs this season in the top flight.