Falkirk boss Peter Houston named Ladbrokes Championship manager of the season
By Matthew Treadwell
Last Updated: 26/05/16 6:23pm
Falkirk manager Peter Houston has been named the Ladbrokes Championship manager of the season for 2015/16.
Rangers may have won the title but Houston's achievement in guiding the Bairns to second in the table has not gone unnoticed.
Houston's side lost their play-off final with Kilmarnock 4-1 on aggregate, but they were second only to Rangers in the league and defeated Hibernian over two legs to earn the right to face Killie.
His achievements over the course of the season proved enough to earn Houston the accolade following a vote conducted by Ladbrokes, despite Gers boss Mark Warburton being named PFA Manager of the Year earlier in May.
The 57-year-old also won two Manager of the Month accolades and he was keen to praise his players.
"There have been a lot of very good managers in the Championship this season," Houston told the club's official website.
"I'm delighted to win the award and like I have said throughout the season when I picked up any of the Manager of the Month awards, it is the players that also deserve great credit for winning me the award."
Doug Henderson, Falkirk chairman added: "This is a magnificent award for Peter and Falkirk Football Club.
"It's a tribute to all the hard work, loyalty and endeavour which Peter and the players have delivered for Falkirk fans and Scottish football in general all season."