Howe backed for LMA award

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is the new 5/4 favourite to be named LMA Manager of the Year with BetVictor as punters shun Jose Mourinho who is out to 2/1 to pick up the coveted award voted for by all 92 Football League & Premier League managers.

Spokesperson Charlie McCann: “Mourinho is likely to add the Premier League title to the Capital One Cup on Sunday but punters obviously feel Howe’s feat reaching the PL with the Cherries will resonate more with fellow managers than Chelsea winning their first title since 2010 under the Chosen One”.

LMA Manager of the Year; prices from BetVictor:

E Howe                       5/4 (from 7/4)

J Mourinho                  2/1 (from 11/8)

R Koeman                   5/1

A Pardew                    6/1

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