Bournemouth are not in line to win the EPL this season and they are not in a hurry to do so but their manager, Eddie Howe has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for October 2018 and he is winning it for the third time.
He beat off competition against Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, Brighton &Hove Albion coach, Chris Hughton and Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri to be voted as the Manager of the month by a combination of votes from a panel of experts and the public.
Howe guided the 6th placed club to a fantastic outing last month winning three matches out of four including guiding the club to defeat Watford.
The 40-year-old while receiving the award paid tribute to the club for their contribution to making it a reality to win the award for the third time as a manager.
According to a statement on Premier League website, Howe said, “I’m so lucky here to have such a dedicated group of people who work so hard to make sure the players are at the best of their ability,” said Howe, under whose tutelage the club have got off to their best ever start to a Premier League season. “So it is an award for the whole club and I’m very proud of everyone.
“It’s the unity, and not just with the players, but with the staff and with the supporters. I think that link through the club is stronger than ever.
“Now we’ve got to make sure that we grow that and it’s something we pride ourselves on, the atmosphere between people, the family-like feel of the club.
“We’ve got to make sure we protect that at all costs.”
He will be hoping to guide Bournemouth back to winning ways when they travel to play against Newcastle United on Saturday.