It’s been a rough week for Tottenham Hotspur, so how about some good news? Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino and forward Son Heung-Min both took home prestigious awards at the annual London Football Awards on Thursday night.
First, Sonny won the award for Premier League Footballer of the Year and immediately took a selfie with his image-reversing cellphone. He took the award over his teammate Harry Kane (who won last season), Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, and Crystal Palace’s Andros Townsend.
No news on whether Kevin Wimmer was his date this year or not.
Pochettino wasn’t about to let Sonny get all the credit. Poch managed to snag the award for Premier League Manager of the Year, whereupon he apparently quipped “Finally, I win a trophy!”
The winner of Manager of the Year, sponsored by #BH2, is @SpursOfficial's Mauricio Pochettino! #LFA19 #MauricioPochettino #Poch #Spurs #COYS pic.twitter.com/r4VPMC77Mr— Willow (@Willow_Fdn) February 28, 2019
Pochettino was nominated along with Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri, Charlton Athletic’s Lee Bowyer, Arsenal Ladies manager Joe Montemurro, and Javi Gracia of Watford.
Spurs Ladies striker Rianna Dean was also there as she was nominated for Women’s Footballer of the Year, the only non-WSL player to earn a nomination. The award was granted to Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema.
The London Football Awards are granted to outstanding players and managers at football clubs in the London metropolitan area. It is sponsored by the Willow Foundation, a London-based charity.