He may have gone the whole title winning season without being manager of the month once but there is no doubt that Jose Mourinho is the best boss in the business, says Branislav Ivanovic.
The Chelsea full-back believes his 'special' boss is a shoe-in for manager of the Season.
“There is not even a question over who the best manager is this season,” the big Serb said after Sunday's draw with Liverpool.
“Most of the games, when you study them, every single one he was important in making sure we won them.
“I don't how that (not winning manager of month) happened. But it doesn't matter if he won one or not, for sure he is the best manager this season.
“For us, from the club, all the supporters think he should get (the manager of the season award). We are 11 points clear and we won the League.
“There is no question he should get it. It's the normal thing that should happen.”
Asked what made the Portuguese coach stand out in his field, Ivanovic said: “There are a lot of things and it's every game. He has crucial things to say and crucial things to decide.
“He always makes the difference. When there is a big game he is always so motivated, but small games too. Inside the team, it's all about him.
“We are all so happy and appreciate the fact we get to work with a manager like him. He's developed our squad and changed the mentality.
“He has done a lot of things for two years and this year really is the best.”
Champions Chelsea have two games of their parade lap to fulfil – away to West Brom on Monday night, before the trophy presentation at home to Sunderland the following Sunday.