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Kilmarnock: Derek McInnes named Scottish Football Writers Association manager of the year

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Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes has been named manager of the year by the Scottish Football Writers Association after guiding his team into Europe.

McInnes saw off Rangers boss Philippe Clement, Falkirk manager John McGlynn, and his friend and former assistant Tony Docherty – now at Dundee – to take the title.

It marks a double for the Rugby Park side after David Watson was named young player of the year by the writers body earlier this month.

McInnes said he was thrilled to have received the recognition after ‘enjoying’ the season – having previously won the title a decade ago while at Pittodrie.

“Any recognition at the end of a season is indicative of good work done at a club – and any manager is happy to pick up awards, that’s human nature,” he said.

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