Sir Alex Ferguson was named as the Premier League Manager of the Year by the League Managers' Association at an awards ceremony last night.
Ferguson picked up the prize after guiding Manchester United to their 20th Premier League crown in his final season in charge.
The 73-year-old was presented with the award by West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce in London and admitted that he felt a sense of relief after finishing his 26-year tenure at United with a 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion last weekend
Ferguson said: "It has been overwhelming. The club have been fantastic and congratulations to West Brom with how they handled yesterday.
"In a way I'm glad it's all over because it has been hard work. West Brom manager Steve Clarke should get an award because anyone who scores five against United deserves it."