Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year for the third time in his career. Getty

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho and Eden Hazard have been named Premier League Manager of the Year and Premier League Player of the Year, respectively.

The Portuguese boss beat Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, Southampton's Ronald Koeman, Leicester's Nigel Pearson, Swansea's Garry Monk even though he has failed to win a single Manager of the Month award during the season.

Mourinho said he was delighted with the award although insisted the Premier League title has been the truly important prize this season.

The Chelsea manager won the award after helping the Blues to their first Premier League title in five years, adding to his triumphs in 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.

"It is, as you like to say in England, the icing on the cake, but the cake is more important than the icing. The cake is the Premier League, the cake is the objective of the manager, of the technical staff, of the squad, of the club, of the millions of supporters, and I work for the cake, I don't work for this," the manager said to Sky Sports.

"If, at the top of the cake, I am the manager of the season, obviously I am very happy with that.

"The problem in football is that you are eating one cake and you are still thinking about the next one. This is permanent. So I enjoy this cake very, very much, I have missed it for a while because the last one was in the 2005/06. But to go back to England and win it again is a fantastic feeling."

Meanwhile Hazard picked up the Player of the Year award after recently claiming the Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year award voted for by his fellow profession and the Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association.

The 24-year-old Belgium international was the outstanding performer for the Premier League Champions this season, after scoring 19 goals and providing 12 assists in all competitions.

Hazard has started all of the Blues' Premier League matches this season but will miss the final game of the season on Sunday 24 May against Sunderland after having his wisdom teeth removed.