Antonio Conte was rewarded for leading Chelsea to the Premier League title with two League Managers Association awards on Monday night.
The Italian was named manager of the year and Premier League manager of the year at the LMA’s 25th annual awards dinner after the Blues, who ended last campaign 10th, finished seven points ahead of Tottenham.
Chelsea claimed a Premier League-record 30 victories, including 13 in a row from October 1, and can also do the double in Conte’s first season in charge with victory over Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final.
In comments posted on Chelsea’s website, Conte was keen to thank those who had voted for him. He said: “Thank you very much. It is incredible. It is my first season here in England and I want to say thanks to all the people that voted for me.
“It is great to receive this award. I hope to deserve this.
“It is fantastic to have this trophy and stay with these managers. It is a great achievement and I hope to continue in the best way.”