Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou and striker Kyogo Furuhashi have enjoyed double success at the Scottish PFA Awards.
Postecoglou was named Manager of the Year by his peers at a ceremony on Sunday evening, during which a special merit award was presented to former St Mirren, Aberdeen and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
The Australian was honored after guiding his club to back-to-back top-flight titles as they chased a domestic treble.
He bid farewell to competition from St Mirren’s Premiership boss Stephen Robinson, Dunfermline’s James McPake and Stirling Albion’s Darren Young.
Kyogo clinched the Premiership player of the year title after scoring 30 goals in all competitions, 24 of them in the league to go to the top of the charts.
He was one of three Bhoys men nominated along with Japanese teammate Reo Hatate and last season’s winner Callum McGregor after the club rose to a second successive title, with Motherwell striker Kevin van Veen completing the shortlist. of finalists.
Furthermore, Celtic leader Jota claimed the Goal of the Season award for his sublime record in a 4-0 home win over Old Firm rivals Rangers in September.
Ibrox club midfielder Malik Tillman, who has scored 10 league goals this season, was named Young Player of the Year.
Tillman was nominated along with Celtic duo Liel Abada, last year’s winner, and Matt O’Riley was joined by Rangers midfielder Malik Tillman and Albion Rovers’ Charlie Reilly, who scored 24 goals despite the Cliftonhill team they finished bottom of League Two.