Tottenham boss Ange Postecoglou makes history with third straight Premier League award
Impressive work from the Spurs boss.
The Spurs boss won the October award which is decided by a fan vote and a panel of experts.
He beat Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Aston Villa’s Unai Emery to the prize.
The North Londoners won all three of their games in the month, defeating Luton Town, Fulham and Crystal Palace by a combined score of 5-1.
Those results extended Postecoglou’s unbeaten league start to 10 games, which then came to an end at the hands of rivals Chelsea last Monday night.
Having also won in August and September, it is the first time in history that a manager has one the award in each of his first three months in the Premier League.
It is also only the fourth time that a manager has won three or more monthly awards in a row.
Antonio Conte did it first with Chelsea in 2016, while Klopp did it with Liverpool during the 2019/20 season.
Pep Guardiola is the only manager to have won it four times in a row, doing so with Manchester City in 2017, but it will be a big ask for Postecoglou to match this feat having lost the Chelsea game, with clashes against Wolves and Villa to come in November.
Sadly for Postecoglou, he’s not been able to celebrate his latest award much with his team going through an injury crisis at the moment, with key players James Maddison and Micky van de Ven ruled out until the new year.
‘Yeah we don’t get a lot of time to enjoy the moment, do we?,’ he said when congratulated on the award in his pre-match press conference.
‘I’m glad you put it in there but let’s get onto the real stuff. No, all good.’
Tottenham are currently second in the table and could move ahead of leaders City if they beat Wolves on Saturday.
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