1992-93 Manager Of The Year

Information on teletext pages - particularly in the news and sports sections - were often overwritten many times in the course of a day so there isn't much of an archive which survives.

But there are enthusiasts around who can recover teletext pages from television programmes recorded on videotape and this is one of those pages.

 For further information on this process, visit https://teletextarchaeologist.org/

The day before this poll, Aston Villa had secured a 2-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday to move to the top of the table in the newly-established Premier League. Ron Atkinson's side were two points ahead of his old club Manchester United but just three days later the team suffered a setback at Carrow Road, where Mike Walker's Norwich City beat them 1-0 to go top of the table themselves with just six games of the campaign left.

Alex Ferguson's side had dropped points away at Manchester rivals City on the 20th and could only draw with Arsenal a few days later so their challenge appeared to be faltering. But, in early April, two late goals against Sheffield Wednesday from Steve Bruce helped the club regain the lost momentum and they would ultimate be crowned champions by a comfortable margin.

Trevor Francis's Sheffield Wednesday enjoyed a good season overall which saw them battling near the top of the table but ultimately the campaign would end in frustration as George Graham's Arsenal beat them in the Final of both the League Cup and the FA Cup.

Another Francis, Gerry, also enjoyed a good season, with his QPR side finishing in fifth spot. Blackburn owner Jack Walker had tempted former Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish back into football in October 1991 and the Scot achieved an excellent 4th placed finish in the club's first season back in the top flight. 

One tier down the League pyramid, Kevin Keegan's Newcastle powered to the Division One title, finishing the campaign with a 7-1 battering of Leicester City. In his couple of years at the club Lou Macari had transformed Stoke City's fortunes and on the day of this poll his side stood 10 points clear of the rest in Division Two, eventually clinching promotion 

Wheeler-dealer Barnet boss Barry Fry had taken his side to the brink of promotion in Division Three but 10 days after this poll he was sacked by controversial Chairman Stan Flashman for the second time that season.

In Scotland, Walter Smith's Rangers completed a domestic treble of the Premier Division title, Scottish Cup and League Cup much to the frustration of Willie Miller's Aberdeen who finished runners-up in all three competitions.

Manager Of The Year 1993 Teletext PollWe don't know who ultimately topped this poll over thirty years ago, but as you can from this page, Kevin Keegan, Walter Smith and Alex Ferguson were the early front runners.

If the final results page is ever retrieved from someone's videotape we'll let you know!

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