Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho interacts with the crowd as Chelsea lift the Premier League title following victory over Sunderland on 24 May Getty Images

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been named as the Premier League manager of the year by the League Managers Association (LMA), but missed out on the overall prize to Bournemouth's Eddie Howe.

Mourinho, who won back-to-back titles during his initial stint at Stamford Bridge before returning to the club for a second spell in charge in June 2013, won his third top-flight trophy this month after a dominant season in which the Blues only lost three league games and finished eight points clear of nearest rivals Manchester City.

The Portuguese did not attend the ceremony in person due to a conflict with Chelsea's end-of-season awards event, where he further expressed his belief that the champions have not been handed the praise they merit for their significant achievements.

"I don't think my players got the respect that they deserve after what they did from day one till the last day," he said after Eden Hazard added to his growing list of prizes with the club's player of the year and players' player of the year gongs.

"And these are words that I really feel, serious words."

Few will begrudge the affable Howe such an honour, meanwhile, after a meteoric rise with Bournemouth that has seen them rise from the Football League's basement to the Premier League in just five years.

His team have attracted widespread praise for their style of football over recent months and they eventually pipped Watford to the title on the last day of a hugely impressive campaign.

Steve Cotterill picked up the honours for League One after his Bristol City side cruised to the title with 99 points, while Gareth Ainsworth collected the League Two edition after guiding Wycombe Wanderers to the play-off final just a year after they came perilously close to slipping out of the league entirely.

Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez also received his own recognition on 26 May as he was named player of the year at the first ever Facebook Football Awards in addition to the PFA fans' player.