Eddie Howe has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for January.
He led AFC Bournemouth to an unbeaten month, beating Arsenal and Chelsea while securing draws at Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United.
The Cherries’ 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge on 31 January equalled their best unbeaten run in the Premier League of six matches, which was extended to seven in February.
“It’s a nice feeling. I realise how big January was for us,” he said. “The Christmas period leading into the New Year is a big moment of a season and we’ve had a really good run.
“From the start of the month we were in a very difficult position. It looks slightly better but still got a lot more work to do.”
Howe topped a seven-man shortlist also including Carlos Carvalhal, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp, Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Mauricio Pochettino.
The winner was selected by a combination of votes from a panel of experts and the public.
It is the second time the 40-year-old has won the award, after doing so in March 2017.