Philippe Clement leads SFWA Manager of the Year nominations as Rangers boss on four-man shortlist

Rangers boss Philippe Clement
Rangers boss Philippe Clement -Credit:PA

Philippe Clement leads a four-man shortlist to be crowned Scottish Football Writers' Manager of the Year.

The Belgian - who succeeded Michael Beale in October - could lead Rangers to a famous Treble if results go his way over the next few weeks. Clement has already led Gers to Viaplay Cup glory and into the Europa League last 16 but can go level on points with Celtic if he can mastermind an Old Firm win in Saturday's do-or-die Old Firm showdown at Parkhead.

The Glasgow giants also meet in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on May 25 - just a week after the Scottish Premiership title is handed out.

Clement will go up against PFA Scotland Manager of the Year, John McGlynn, for the prestigious prize. Falkirk gaffer McGlynn was recognised at Sunday's glitzy event in Glasgow after leading the Bairns to an unbeaten League One title triumph.

Meanwhile Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes is also in the running for the award after working wonders at Rugby Park this season. McInnes has overseen three wins against the Old Firm and secured European football for Killie, who are on the brink of clinching fourth spot.

The final candidate up for the gong is Dundee's Tony Docherty who helped guide the Dark Blues to their first top-six finish in the top-flight since 2015.

The winner of the William Hill Manager of the Year prize will receive their trophy at the SFWA dinner on Sunday, May 19 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.