Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been named Premier League manager of the month for March, which is all the more impressive seeing as he was only appointed by the Blues in late January.
Tuchel is also just the second German manager in the history of the Premier League to win the prestigious monthly award after Jurgen Klopp.
Chelsea remain unbeaten under Tuchel in all competitions since his arrival, which included three Premier League games in March from which the Blues took seven points from a possible nine to move back into the top four. They were previously in a mid-table position when he took over.
Tuchel's side impressively beat both Liverpool and Everton in back-to-back games, before finishing off their March schedule with a third consecutive clean sheet in a 0-0 draw against Leeds.
“I am really happy to have received this award and I believe it is a great achievement for everybody at the club who is involved in putting the team together to play each week,” Tuchel told Chelsea’s official website upon accepting the accolade.
“The award would not be possible if it wasn’t for the hard work of all my coaching staff and the wider support team who all push the team in the same direction, to achieve success.
“Lastly, I want to acknowledge the hard work of the players who have given me their maximum efforts and commitment since I arrived and we hope we can keep this strong run going until the very end of the season.”
Chelsea will begin April with a home clash against West Brom this Saturday, hoping to close the gap on Manchester United and Leicester in second and third place respectively, as well as put more distance between themselves and West Ham in fifth.