Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been named as the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for February.
The Clarets went on an unbeaten run in February with wins over Southampton and Bournemouth, as well as draws with Arsenal and Newcastle.
“It’s important to mention it’s a collective award. I’m very pleased for all concerned," Dyche said on Tuesday morning after receiving the accolade, his first time to claim the award since he was last Manager of the Month in March 2018.
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Having collected eight points from a possible 12 in their four Premier League games in February, Burnley lie in tenth position in the table, with nine points separating them and fourth-placed Chelsea.
Dyche reserved special praise for those around him at Turf Moor.
"You can’t achieve anything as a manager without your staff and you definitely can’t without the players. The players deserve a massive amount of credit," he said.
“It’s only for February but since the middle of January, when we started to turn things around, we’ve had big results against big teams.
“You always get a bit greedy and there were probably a couple of points left out there, whether it was the Arsenal game or the Tottenham game.
“I think we could have won either of them, but there’s been a lot of good work done by the players and my staff.
“It is a bit of cliché to recognise everyone, but it’s true. Without the whole team – the playing team and the team behind the team – you don’t win anything.”
Manchester United's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as well as Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta and Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, were also nominated for the February award.
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