Ange Postecoglou’s extraordinary impact at Tottenham has been marked by winning the first Premier League Manager of the Month award for the 2022/23 season.
- Spurs are unbeaten in the Premier League since Postecoglou took the helm
- He claimed the award ahead of the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp
- Postecoglou is only the second Australian to win a Premier League monthly award
Postecoglou, who is the first Australian to manage a Premier League club, was saluted for overseeing an immediate attacking transformation at Tottenham.
Spurs are still unbeaten in the Premier League since he arrived, sitting second behind Manchester United on the standings.
The 58-year-old becomes only the second Australian man ever to win one of the Premier League’s monthly awards.
He joins Mark Schwarzer, who won Player of the Month when he was Fulham’s goalkeeper back in 2010.
Postecoglou guided Spurs to wins over Manchester United and Bournemouth, and a draw with Brentford over his first three matches in August.
He is also the first manager since Huddersfield Town’s David Wagner to lift the prize in their first month in the division.
He beat four other distinguished nominees — Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp and West Ham’s David Moyes — after voting from the public was combined with verdicts from a panel of football experts.
It marked a double for Spurs, with Postecoglou’s star signing James Maddison also kicking off his spectacular season by taking the August Player of the Month gong.
“It’s a brilliant achievement for him (Postecoglou) in his first month as a Premier League manager,” Maddison said of Postecoglou.
“I’m sure he’ll say it’s all about the team, but he’s been brilliant with all the lads.”
The recognition comes at the end of a week when Postecoglou was also short-listed for FIFA’s Best Men’s Coach of the Year award, with his brilliant start at Spurs coming after his domestic trophy treble in Scotland with Celtic.