Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan has beaten big names Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola to the top honour for August.
"Hull City's Mike Phelan has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for August after he steered his promoted team to two wins in the opening three matches of the season," the Premier League announced on Friday.
"After losing the manager, Steve Bruce, that got them promoted and with no new arrivals, several senior departures and injuries to key members of the squad, Phelan channelled the spirit that earned Hull an immediate return to the Premier League to guide his squad of limited numbers to victory over Leicester City, the champions, on the opening day, a 2-0 win away to Swansea City in Matchweek 2, and to within a few minutes of holding Manchester United to a goalless draw at the KCOM Stadium before Marcus Rashford's stoppage-time winner for the Red Devils."
"I am honoured," Phelan said. "It's an honour you don't expect, being caretaker manager. It's a credit to the football club and to the players for all their endeavours that have given me this achievement."Watch The Premier League Live!! with EXPRESSVPN the #1 Trusted Name in VPN