Managerial prze for Brentford boss at London Football Awards
Mark Warburton was named London Manager of the Year at an awards ceremony last night.
The Brentford boss was presented with his award by England Manager Roy Hodgson at The London Football Awards 2015, held in Battersea last night, Thursday March 5.
Prizes were awarded for London’s Player of the Year, Manager of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Young Player of the Year.
Further awards included the London Women’s Player of the Year prize, Outstanding Contribution to a London Club and London Community Project of the Year.
Brentford attacking midfield player Alex Pritchard was nominated for the young player prize, for those under the age of 23.
That award was won by Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane while Eden Hazard, of Chelsea, won London Player of the Year, Thibaut Courtois, also of Chelsea, won London Goalkeeper of the Year and Leyton Orient won London Community Project of the Year.
Arsene Wenger was presented with an award for Outstanding Contribution to a London Club and Ji So-Yun, of Chelsea, won London Women’s Player of the Year.
The event raised £170,000 for Willow – a national charity founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper and sports presenter Bob Wilson and his wife Megs and in memory of their daughter Anna who died of cancer aged just 31 that provides unique and positive Special Days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.
Mark Warburton said: “I am delighted to have won the award but this is a team effort.
“Any award we get is about the team.
“This speaks volumes for the players and the staff and what they have achieved.
“The players are not where they are by fluke; they have worked hard from the first day of pre-season.
“They have been committed and have shown great quality.
“There are a lot of really talented players in the dressing room who have tastes success before and are striving hard to taste it again.”
Mark added: “It was a privilege to be able to support such a worthwhile cause and everyone at the Club hopes very much the evening was a great success and all the money raised will enable the foundation to reach out to many more young people dealing with difficult circumstances.”