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McInnes & ex-assistant Docherty up for manager award



Kilmarnock manager Derek McInnes and his former assistant Tony Docherty are on a three-man shortlist for the manager of the year award that is chosen by their peers.

Falkirk boss John McGlynn is the third contender for the title of SPFL Manager of the Year, which is run by the Managers and Coaches Association of Scotland.

McInnes has taken Kilmarnock to the verge of European qualification just two years after taking over with the club fourth in the Scottish Championship.

His long-time assistant Docherty has led Dundee into the top six of the Scottish Premiership in his first season as a manager and they are only two points behind fifth-placed St Mirren in the race for the final European spot.

McGlynn’s Falkirk side clinched the League One title in March and are unbeaten in the league before their final game at home to Alloa on Saturday. They are 18 points ahead of runners-up Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Partick Thistle striker Brian Graham has a chance of an awards double after being nominated for the SWPL1 Manager of the Year title.

The 36-year-old is also on the shortlist for the PFA Scotland Championship Player of the Year.

Graham led Thistle Women to the Sky Sports Cup final this season, where they lost to Rangers, whose manager Jo Potter is also on the shortlist along with Hibernian’s Grant Scott.

Potter’s team are chasing a domestic treble, while Scott has led his side to a top-six finish.

The winners will be announced at the PFA Scotland awards dinner on Sunday night.

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