Klopp, Lampard and Wilder: Premier League Manager of the Year decided in BBC Sport poll


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been voted Manager of the Season in a BBC Sport poll.

Fans spent the morning voting between six different managers who impressed in the 2019/20, but it was Klopp who came out on top with 49% of the vote.

As well as leading Liverpool to Premier League glory, the German guided the Reds to UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup success too. 

It's been a phenomenal year for everyone associated with Liverpool, and it's all down to Klopp.

The 53-year-old has turned Liverpool's fortunes around and they're now the reigning European, world and domestic champions.

The shortlist for the award featured:

  • Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
  • Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves)
  • Chris Wilder (Sheffield United)
  • Sean Dyche (Burnley)
  • Frank Lampard (Chelsea)
  • Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City)

There was a strong case to be made for each of them.

Klopp, of course, guided Liverpool to their first league title in 30 years, blowing the rest of the league out of the water. They finished on 99 points, 18 ahead of Manchester City, and will go down as one of the best teams in top flight history.


Meanwhile, Nuno’s Wolves finished seventh for the second successive campaign, an impressive task considering their run to the Europa League round of 16.

The season may have finished with three straight defeats for Sheffield United, ruining their chances of securing European football, but that doesn’t take anything away from the incredible job Wilder performed this season.

The Blades were tipped by many to go straight back down to the Championship but they finished 20 points above the relegation zone.


Dyche did his reputation no harm by guiding Burnley to a 10th-placed finished. It was another impressive season for the Clarets, who finished on the same number of points as Sheffield United.

We here at GiveMeSport recently wrote a feature piece explaining why Lampard should be named Premier League Manager of the Season.

Handcuffed by a transfer ban, and having lost Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, there was a real concern that Chelsea might fall behind their rivals. But Lampard managed to get the best out of his youth players and did a brilliant job guiding the Blues to a fourth-placed finish and the FA Cup final.


Leicester City faltered after the restart, losing three out of their final four games, but it’s a return to Europe for the Foxes.

Rodgers enhanced his status as one of the brightest minds in 2019/20.

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