Bossing It! Your Managers Of The Season Are Crowned

By Sam Elliott

When a title win is just so empathic, you just have to sit back and take your hat off - and that’s clearly the thinking when it comes to your Manager of the Year winners.

After Chesterfield won the National League by 12 points, Yeovil took the South crown by 11 and Tamworth defied the odds to see off Scunthorpe United by eight in the North, it was decided those out in front should lift the season’s final award.

Paul Cook kept his promise to Spireites fans, putting last year’s Promotion Final agony firmly to one side.

His team were never going to be stopped once they got into their groove and the only disappointment would have been not quite scooping 100 points - and maybe not getting the league won a lot earlier!

Mark Cooper said if Yeovil fans stuck by the club then their National League exile would be a very short one.

Things really came together and records tumbled as the Glovers kept their noses in front the whole way as they stylishly secured promotion with plenty to spare.

There would have been many punts on those two last summer, but far fewer putting their money on Tamworth.

Impressive Andy Peaks always had belief his side could make an impression but accepted his team’s title triumph was something very special. The Lambs have won back-to-back titles - so watch out the National League in August!

Where next?

Further Awards Handed Out For 2023/24 National League Season The winners of the Programme of the Year and Fair Play Award were confirmed at the National League AGM on Saturday.
Your Three Players Of The Season Are Recognised While the Manager of the Year accolades were all about promotion and title wins, the stand-out Players didn’t end the campaign covered in champagne.