- Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, has been named as the Barclays Premier League manager of the month for January
- The Cherries had January victories over Chelsea, 0-3 at Stamford Bridge, and Arsenal, 2-1 at Vitality Stadium
- Before his award Pep Guardiola had won the award for a record four times on the bounce
Bournemouth manager, Eddie Howe, has been named as the Barclays Premier League manager of the month for January.
The Cherries started the new year in impressive form, remaining with an unbeaten league run throughout the course of the month.
Draws against Brighton & Hove Albion and West Ham United were accompanied by important victories over Chelsea, 0-3 at Stamford Bridge, and Arsenal, 2-1 at Vitality Stadium.
The impressive run of form saw Howe’s side jump into the top half of the league table.
Taking to Twitter, the Premier League congratulated Howe on his achievements for the month of January with a tweet.
Speaking to afcb.co.uk Howe said: “It’s been a good month and I'd like to dedicate the award to everyone associated with the football club,”
“The highlight was without doubt the Chelsea game, but I don’t think we should forget about the result against Arsenal.
“It’s not just about the results, but the performances and the manner in which we played.
“We knew January would be a big month for us after the Christmas period. There are always a lot of games at this time of year, but we came through the month well.”
Barclays employee and local Cherries fan Scott Carpenter was on hand to present the award at Vitality Stadium.
It is the second occasion on which Howe has won the Manager of the Month award, after previously claiming the March 2017 gong.
Before Howe's award, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola had won the previous four awards dating back to September, with Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner the winner in August.
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