Glenn Ferguson was no stranger to picking up trophies in his long and glittering playing career and it hasn’t taken him long to bag his first managerial gong.
The Ballymena United boss collected the Carling Manager of the Month award following a fantastic April for the Sky Blues.
Ferguson, who replaced Roy Walker at Warden Street in December has turned the side’s fortunes around. They completed the month unbeaten, winning four of their five games to top the bottom section of the Carling Premiership.
However, Ferguson, who won seven Player of the Month awards in his career, believes that it is the men on the pitch who earn the plaudits rather than those in the dug-out.
“I remember David Jeffrey picking up these awards when I was at Linfield, and I always used to tell him that it was the players who won him the award, not the manager — so I have to be honest and say it was the players who earned this award for me,” he said.
“They've been fantastic over the last month. Unfortunately there is no trophy for winning the bottom section, so I will have to make do with the Manager of the Month award.
“I'd like to thank Carling and my staff for this award. I won seven as a player, so hopefully I can win some more as manager.”