Much has been said about who the best player in the Premier League is, be it Gareth Bale, Robin van Persie or Luis Suarez.
But who has been the top manager of the season? The following three candidates have all enjoyed successful campaigns this season and are worthy contendors for the accolade:
Michael Laudrup | Swansea City
Laudrup has led Swansea to their first major trophy in English football. At times this season The Jacks have disposed of teams in a similar style to the way Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal at its prime were doing. This was certainly evident in their 5-0 demolition of Bradford City in the Capital One Cup.
The Swansea boss has gained plaudits from around the world, and with interest from teams like Real Madrid and Chelsea one can hardly imagine Laudrup staying at Swansea for a long period of time.
However, having propelled Swansea above relegation and secured their first ever major trophy Laudrup will go down in Swansea's history.
Sir Alex Ferguson | Manchester United
Has there ever been a year that Ferguson hasn’t surprised us all? After Manchester City’s dramatic title win on the final day of last season, you just knew there would be a reaction from the United boss.
The Scotsman secured the signing of Robin van Persie from arch rivals Arsenal for a reported fee of £24 million. United are running away with the Premier league title with a 12-point lead over their City neighbours.
Again Ferguson has hit the right balance of experience and youth to make his current and latest United side as good as ever.
David Moyes | Everton
Everton are usually very slow starters in the Premier League. However, this season has been a revelation for them. A victory over United on the opening day of the season, inspired by Marouane Fellaini, set them on their way to challenge for a top four spot.
Admittedly, they have recently dipped in form. However, with the lack of funds and world-class players at his disposal, Moyes has to be credited for his excellent managerial skills as he continues to develop his side.
Moyes could yet bring silverware to Goodison Park as Everton are still going strong in the Fa Cup and will be hoping reach at-least the semi-finals for the second consecutive season.
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