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In the SPFL, the 2014 Manager of the Year Derek McInnes is nominated once more, after a hugely successful season with Kilmarnock.

John McGlynn, another winner of this award in 2011, has steered Falkirk unbeaten to the League 1 title, while Tony Docherty is recognised for his work in guiding Dundee into the top six of the Premiership.

After being nominated for SPFL Championship Player of the Year, Brian Graham now receives plaudits for his work in the dugout with Partick Thistle, who reached the Sky Sports Cup final in March.

Hibernian’s Grant Scott is nominated after guiding Hibernian into the top six during a consistent season, while Rangers’ Jo Potter is the first female manager to be nominated, as her side aims to complete a domestic treble.

Billy Brown, the Chairman of the Managers and Coaches Association, said: “I’d like to congratulate all the managers and coaches who’ve been nominated – they’re all extremely worthy candidates and I’m delighted to see them achieve such success this year.

“All three SPFL managers deserve great credit for the jobs they’ve done with the resources at their disposal. Derek won the award a decade ago and seems to be reinvigorated at Kilmarnock, he’s had a terrific season.

“I’ve known John for a long time, firstly as a coach at Musselburgh Windsor before Jim Jefferies and I took him to Hearts all those years ago! I’m really chuffed at what he’s done with Falkirk, it’s amazing to go through nearly an entire season unbeaten.

“For Tony in his first job as a manager to get Dundee into the top six, he should be really proud. I watched them several times in person this season and they’ve been great to watch. I couldn’t argue with whoever wins the award.

“We are delighted to see SWPL 1 managers and coaches nominated for the first time, as it underlines the continuing growth and success of women’s football in Scotland.

There’s so much good work being done across the SWPL and there are some fantastic managers and coaches working around the country involved in that.

“I’m pleased to see Brian being so successful with Partick – I don’t know how he finds the time to do it all whilst still trying to score goals on a Saturday! Grant has been at the forefront of growing women’s football for many years, and it’s great to see him
recognised for the good work he does at Hibernian.

“I’ve been really impressed with what Jo has achieved with Rangers this season, and her nomination is well deserved. To manage a squad competing on multiple fronts and give yourself a chance of a treble takes great skill.

“I wish all the nominees the best of luck, and they are all deserving of praise and recognition”.

Both awards will be presented at the 2024 PFA Scotland Awards dinner, held on Sunday 5 May at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.