Son Heung-min has won the Premier League Player of the Year gong and Mauricio Pochettino has been named Manager of the Year at the London Football Awards.

The Tottenham duo collected their awards at a ceremony on Thursday night, according to the club’s official website.

Pochettino pipped Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri, Charlton Athletic’s Lee Bowyer, Arsenal Ladies’ Joe Montemurro and Watford’s Javi Gracia to the manager award.

Son came out on top of a shortlist containing Harry Kane, Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and former Spurs winger Andros Townsend, now of Crystal Palace.

Upon collecting his award, Son said: “It means a lot. For me, it’s special, my first award (of this kind).

“Many players have not won this trophy so for me it’s really, really special, especially because such big names have won this award (in the past). It means a lot and I’m very happy to win.”

Not many Tottenham fans would argue against Son winning the award. He had a terrific 2018 and was arguably Spurs’ best player across the calendar year despite missing the beginning of this season because of the Asian Games.

Pochettino is also a worthy winner despite failing to win a trophy with Spurs. The Argentinian did, however, lead the Londoners to a third successive top three finish in the Premier League last year.




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