CRYSTAL Palace manager Tony Pulis has been named the Premier League manager of the year. The Eagles boss secured the most votes of his peers, winning the League Managers Association award ahead of the hotly-tipped Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. However, Rodgers won the overall manager of the year award - said to be based on 'performance relative to resources.' Pulis only took over at Selhurst Park in November but did an outstanding job, lifting Palace from rock bottom with just four points when he took over to safety with four games to spare. Palace ended up in 11th place, enjoying famous wins over the likes of Chelsea and Everton along the way, before dealing a fatal blow to Liverpool's title hopes with a stunning fightback from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 in the penultimate game of the season. Pulis, 56, joined Palace having left Stoke City at the end of last season, after seven years in charge of The Potters. Accepting his LMA award on Monday night, the Welshman paid tribute to Steve Parish and his fellow directors and the Palace fans. On Twitter, Parish hailed his manager's achievement, writing: "Fantastic news that TP won manager of the year. Brought so much to our club in a short time, really pleased he's been recognised for it."
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