It's rare to see the Premier League Manager of the Season awarded to a manager who's finished in the bottom 19 of the table, but Eddie Howe and Roberto De Zerbi have won countless admirers throughout the campaign.
After hauling Newcastle away from relegation danger, Eddie Howe oversaw the Magpies' continued rise up the table into this season and they look good for a place in the top four.
Although they've spent big, one could argue it's merely the club catching up to the big six after years of underinvestment, and they've shrewdly signed players that will likely see them finish above Liverpool, Chelsea and , if not Manchester United too.
De Zerbi too has done a remarkable job with Brighton, all the more impressive considering he's had only had the winter transfer window to strengthen his squad, which he did in the form of two teenagers who've made a combined three starts.
His style of football has won plaudits all over the country, with envious European eyes no doubt watching closely.
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Ahead of Newcastle's clash with Brighton on Thursday night, our panel discuss the two managers and which has had the bigger impact at their club.