The Chelsea boss will be hot favourite to land some more silverware, but he faces some fierce competition
ANTONIO CONTE could celebrate winning Chelsea the title by bagging the Premier League manager of the season award.
The Italian manager leads a six-man shortlist for the prestigious award, in what has been a terrific first season for him in charge at Stamford Bridge.
After guiding Swansea to survival in dramatic fashion, Paul Clement, who was only installed in January, is also on the shortlist.
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Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, Burnley’s Sean Dyche, Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe and West Brom’s Tony Pulis complete the six-man line-up.
Pochettino has had a magnificent season at White Hart Lane, pushing Chelsea all the way in the title race before a 1-0 loss away at West Ham proved a dagger to their hopes.
They still have the honour of finishing above their great rivals Arsenal however, bringing to an end those “St Totteringham’s” celebrations.
Swansea secured a 2-0 win away at Sunderland on Saturday, that mean Hull would have to go and win at Crystal Palace to avoid relegation.
The Tigers were thrashed 4-0, and so will be playing Championship football next season.
Clement, who was only handed the managerial reins at the Liberty in January, has galvanised a squad clearly low on confidence, and his skills have been recognised with his nomination.
Despite not being the most popular choice when he took over at the Hawthorns, Tony Pulis has guided West Brom well clear of the relegation places.
The Baggies currently sit in eighth spot, with fans now seemingly won over by Pulis.
Eddie Howe has become on of the hottest managerial prospects in the Premier League, and with an extended budget this season, he has managed to push on with his Bournemouth team.
While some things have not quite worked out, like the club record signing of Jordan Ibe, bringing Jack Wilshere to the club proved a masterstroke prior to his season-ending injury.
Sean Dyche has one of the smallest budgets to work with in the Premier League. But adding experience to young talent means the Clarets can look forward to another season in the top-flight.
But with rumours that highly-rated striker Andre Gray is seeking a move, the loss of Joey Barton, and England man Michael Keane looking to be on his way out, it could be a tumultuous summer at Turf Moor.
Fans can vote for the best manager on the Premier League website.