Manchester United’s manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been named as the Premier League manager of the month for January.
The Norwegian tactician who took over from Jose Mourinho in December 2018 has steered the Red Devils back to contention for the top four as he is yet to lose a single game.
He beat off competition from Burnley manager, Sean Dyche and Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl to become the first Norwegian to win the Barclays Manager of the Month award claiming 10 points from a possible 12 in the premier league in January.
According to a statement on premier league official website, Solskjaer after receiving the award dedicated it to the fans and staff of the club.
He said, “It means we’ve been the team of the month, both the staff and the players, so we’ve done well.
“We want to be winning games, we want to move up the table and this is the start of it.”
Solskjaer enjoyed a glittering 12-year playing career at United, winning six Premier League titles, and his transition to the manager there has so far been seamless.
“The more you know the culture of the club, the culture of the players and the way that we have been successful, that has helped me,” he said.
“I’ve got some fantastic coaches, I have to say, Kieran [McKenna], Michael [Carrick], they’re brilliant.”
“Emilio Alvarez’s working with the best goalkeeper in the world and to bring Micky [Phelan] in with me is very reassuring because he’s so calm and experienced.
“You cannot be a good leader or a manager without good players, you can’t get results without the players, so ultimately it’s how they respond to what we tell them and they’ve been fantastic, so all credit to them.”