An­to­nio Conte hon­oured

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Sport -

LONDON. - Chelsea boss An­to­nio Conte has won De­cem­ber's Man­ager of the Month in the English Premier­ship.

The Ital­ian be­comes the first man­ager to win the award for a third month in suc­ces­sion.

Chelsea won six suc­ces­sive matches in De­cem­ber equalling the English Premier League record of 13 con­sec­u­tive vic­to­ries.

And Conte beat Liver­pool's Jur­gen Klopp, Manch­ester United's Jose Mour­inho and Mauri­cio Po­chet­tino, of Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur to the award.

“I'm very proud,” he told the Chelsea web­site.

“It's a great hon­our for me but I want to say thanks to all of my play­ers, my staff (pic­tured be­low) and the club be­cause we won the award to­gether. Now it's im­por­tant to con­tinue to work very well to­gether.

“I en­joyed my first Christ­mas pe­riod a lot. This type of at­mos­phere only hap­pens in Eng­land and it was fan­tas­tic. I hope to ex­pe­ri­ence it again many times in the fu­ture.

“When you win you usu­ally see a lot of pos­i­tive things and ev­ery game was dif­fer­ent. We won six matches and to do that, es­pe­cially in De­cem­ber, is very dif­fi­cult.

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