Spurs boss, Pochetino, wins Manager of the Month award

Spurs boss, Pochetino, wins Manager of the Month award
May 12 13:29 2017

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has won April’s Manager of the Month award – his first this season – while Spurs winger Heung-Min Son has scooped the Player of the Month award.

The Argentinian helped Spurs to six consecutive Premier League victories as his side chased down Chelsea for the title last month, scoring 16 goals and conceding just once.

That goal came in a 3-1 triumph at Swansea – one of three away victories that also included 1-0 wins at Burnley and Crystal Palace.

At home, Tottenham thrashed both Bournemouth and Watford 4-0 before a 2-0 victory in the last-ever north London derby against Arsenal at White Hart Lane, which will be demolished at the end of the season to make way for their new 61,000-seater stadium.

The run came to an end in their first game in May – a defeat to West Ham all but ending their title hopes – but Pochettino’s team remain on course to finish second – their highest-ever finish in the Premier League – with a record points tally.

Pochettino last won the Premier League Manager of the Month award in February 2016.

Meanwhile, Pochettino’s lively winger Son has won his first Player of the Month award for April.

The South Korea international scored five goals during Spurs’ winning run, including two goals in the home win over the Hornets.

Son considered leaving Spurs last summer but has been instrumental in their push for the title this season.

“I’m really thankful to my team-mates,” Son told Tottenham’s official website. “This is my second time [winning the award] but I’m not finished with my second – I want to get a third one.

“It’s not just for me, I think it’s for everyone and I’m really proud of the way we played in April. We won against Arsenal, I scored many goals, we fought in every game and we conceded just one goal in the league so it’s just an unbelievable thing and I have good memories of April.

“It’s very special and I’m really, really thankful to everyone who voted for me – the Tottenham fans, the Korean fans – it makes it a special moment for me. I want to just keep going really hard now.”

[skysport]