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Jim Duffy named the Ladbrokes Championship Manager of the Season

| 25.05.2017

Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy has been named the Ladbrokes Championship Manager of the Season after leading his side into the play-offs in 2016-17.

The Ton finished the season in fourth position, four points ahead of nearest challengers Dunfermline Athletic.

They eventually succumbed to a Premiership play-off quarter-final defeat to hot fancies Dundee United. However, the most recent campaign has to be considered a huge success.

Duffy led the Cappielow club to the League 1 title in 2014-15 and fifth place in the second-tier last season.

And his side’s further progress this term has seen the 58-year-old Glaswegian recognised with the Manager of the Season accolade.

Jim Duffy - Ladbrokes Championship Manager of the Season

                                        Morton boss Jim Duffy shows off his Manager of the Season award

Morton enjoyed a number of high points during the most recent campaign, notably defeating rivals St. Mirren 3-1 at Cappielow back in November.

That victory came during a seven-match unbeaten run with a 5-0 thrashing of Queen of the South also featuring in that sequence.

Overall, it’s been another breakthrough season for Duffy and a number of his stars with this award just desserts for the gaffer’s efforts.

Congratulations Jim!

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.