Sir Alex Ferguson was on Monday night named the LMA's Premier League manager of the year.
The outgoing Manchester United boss picked up the award at a dinner in London and admitted he was relieved the celebrations to mark his retirement were over. They culminated in his last match in charge Sunday, a 5-5 draw at West Brom.
Ferguson said: "It has been overwhelming. The club has been fantastic and congratulations to West Brom with the way they handled yesterday. In a way I am glad it is all over now - because it has been hard work!"
He added: "I think (West Brom manager) Steve Clarke should get an award because anyone who scores five against United deserves it."
Cardiff boss Malky Mackay was named the Championship manager of the season after winning the title.
He said: "I am just very proud of the whole club - a lot of people in the last two years have put hard work into building this."