Jimmy McFarlane beats Di Matteo and Wenger to win London24’s manager of the year poll

11:42 31 May 2012

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane celebrates with the Ryman League Play-Off winners trophy (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Hornchurch manager Jim McFarlane celebrates with the Ryman League Play-Off winners trophy (Gavin Ellis/TGS)

Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO c/o 27 Plaiters Way, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3LR - Editorial Use ONLY - FA Premier League and Football League images are subject to DataCo Licencing restrictions

The AFC Hornchurch boss held off the challenge of his Arsenal and Chelsea counterparts to triumph

Hornchurch manager Jimmy McFarlane has been voted as London24’s manager of the year beating Chelsea interim head coach Roberto Di Matteo and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger to the award.

Thousands of you voted and the Urchins manager topped the poll with 37 per cent while the Italian closed on 17 per cent and the Gunners boss was third with 14 per cent.

McFarlane led Hornchurch to promotion after they finished second in the Ryman Premier, just three points behind Billericay.

The team won more games than any other in the division, including 15 away wins.

The Urchins beat Bury (3-1) and Lowestoft (2-1, aet) in play-offs to gain promotion to Conference South.

They also beat Conference South clubs Thurrock and Farnborough to reach second round of FA Trophy.

Other contenders were Harry Redknapp (Tottenham), Sam Allardyce (West Ham), Dougie Freedman (Crystal Palace), Chris Powell (Charlton), Terry Brown (AFC Wimbledon), David Norman (Wingate and Finchley), Tom Loizou (Haringey Borough) and Gordon Bartlett (Wealdstone).

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest football news

Saturday, February 6, 2016
John Terry(1st L) of Chelsea celebrates scoring his team's third goal (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The transfer window may have closed but there are plenty of eye-catching stories in this morning’s newspapers.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Arsenal captain Mikel Arteta and vice captain Per Mertesacker lift the FA Cup (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

BBC and BT Sport have announced the televised clashes for the FA Cup fifth round later this month and have ignored the London derby between Tottenham and Crystal Palace.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Charlie Austin  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Slaven Bilic admits Southampton have got a bargain in Charlie Austin.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Diego Costa of Chelsea celebrates with team-mates after scoring (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

City will back Pellegrini if he carries through his threat to field a team of youngsters against Chelsea.

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan shows his frustrating on the touchline (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Kevin Nolan has some decisions to make about his starting team at Fratton Park

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

TODAY'S MOST READ

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Read more
Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Read more

Latest Tech News

Transport