Chelsea Clean Sweep…Jose Mourinho Named Barclays Manager Of The Season; Eden Hazard Won The Barclays Player Of The Season

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho celebrates winning the Barclays Manager of the Season award with (from left) goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon, first team fitness coach Carlos Lalin, assistant first team coach Silvino Louro, assistant first team coach Rui Faria, assistant first team coach Steve Holland and first team fitness coach Chris Jones
Jose Mourinho and Eden Hazard have been named Barclays Premier League Manager of the Year and Barclays Premier League Player of the Year respectively. They have been rewarded for a fine campaign in which the Blues secured the league championship with three matches to spare.

Mourinho, who is pictured above with the trophy and his coaching staff, did not win the Manager of the Month prize during the campaign but came out on top for the overall award ahead of nominees Ronald Koeman, Garry Monk, Nigel Pearson and Arsene Wenger. He previously won the accolade in 2004/05 and 2005/06 when Chelsea were also the champions.

Hazard adds today’s honour to two other prestigious individual awards he has collected this season, having already been named the PFA Player of the Year and the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year.

Fourteen of the 19 goals Hazard has scored this season were in Premier League games, including the one which sealed the title against Crystal Palace.

Three of the Belgian’s Stamford Bridge team-mates – John Terry, Nemanja Matic and Cesc Fabregas – were also on the Barclays Premier League Player of the Year nominee shortlist.


Christophe Lollichon - Goalkeeping coach
Joined the Chelsea staff in November 2007 from French club Rennes, where he had worked with Petr Cech. Lollichon, who gave up his amateur playing career aged 24 to become a coach, admitted earlier in the season that he found it difficult to see close friend Cech displaced by Thibaut Courtois as Chelsea's No 1. 'It's not easy because you've got a goalkeeper like Petr who is at the top of his form.'

Carlos Lalin - First team fitness coach
Lalin joined the team at Stamford Bridge last summer having previously worked under Mourinho at Real Madrid. The Spaniard spent six years at the Bernabeu, having previously been on the staff at Deportivo La Coruna for a decade. Lalin has a Master's degree in injury prevention in football from the Royal Spanish Football Federation and has also completed a PHD in physical education.

Silvino Louro - Assistant first team coach
Former goalkeeper who made more than 400 Portuguese league appearances for Benfica and also played for them in the 1988 and 1990 European Cup finals. Having worked previously with the Portugal national team, he was goalkeeping coach for Mourinho during his first spell at Chelsea. Silvino has followed Mourinho to Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He assumed a wider coaching brief when Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in 2013.
Rui Faria - Assistant first team coach

The Portuguese has also been a mainstay of Mourinho's coaching team right from his appointment as manager of Porto in 2002. He has since worked under him at Chelsea, Inter and Real, achieving great success. He made headline back in April 2014 when handed a six-match ban, later reduced to a four-match stadium ban on appeal, for verbally abusing referee Mike Dean during Chelsea's home defeat to Sunderland.

Steve Holland - Assistant first team coach
The coach learned his trade under Dario Gradi at Crewe Alexandra, serving as director of the club's successful academy. He replaced the long-serving Gradi as manager in 2007 but left the club in December 2008. In August 2009, he was named Chelsea's reserve team manager and in June 2011, he stepped up to the role of assistant first team coach under Andre Villas-Boas, Roberto di Matteo, Rafael Benitez and Mourinho.

Chris Jones - First team fitness coach
Jones formerly worked as fitness coach in the Chelsea academy before moving up to work with the first team squad when Carlo Ancelotti arrived in 2009. Before his time at Stamford Bridge, he studied at Loughborough University and worked for three years at Fulham's academy.

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