Clarets double at North West awards

Double award: Sean Dyche and Danny Ings
Double award: Sean Dyche and Danny Ings

Clarets boss Sean Dyche has been named as the best manager in the North West at a prestigious awards evening on Tuesday.

The Burnley manager beat off top-level competition from shortlisted Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini and Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers to land the honour. Dyche guided the Clarets back to the Premier League on a shoestring budget.

And Clarets striker Danny Ings made it a Turf Moor double when he was named Championship player of the year, beating off Blackburn Rovers marksman Jordan Rhodes.

The evening was staged in Manchester.