Former Hibs’ captain and manager John Hughes has been named PFA Scotland Manager of the Year after guiding Inverness to the Scottish Cup final.

Hughes beat off stiff competition from last year’s winner Derek McInnes, Celtic boss Ronny Deila, and Hearts head coach Robbie Neilson.

As well as reaching the Scottish Cup Final after beating Celtic, Inverness CT currently sit in third place in the Scottish Premiership.

Afterwards a delighted Hughes told BBC Scotland: “It’s overwhelming. My emotions are running high because I’m quite a grounded guy.

“I never felt when I took up football – player, manager, coaching – that I’d be picking up the manager of the year award, voted by your peers.

“I hope it’s a reflection of all the hard work put in by my players and everyone up in Inverness. They’re a wonderful bunch.

“We’re going for Europe and we’re in the Scottish Cup final, but I hope they’re saying ‘they’re a right good football team’ and I hope that award also reflects the style of football we play.”