Middlesbrough manager, Gareth Southgate, has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for August, his first such award since taking up management in 2006.
Boro sit just a single point off Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League after seeing off both Tottenham Hotspur and newly-promoted Stoke City 2-1 at the Riverside Stadium, preserving a perfect home record into September.
In addition, Southgates men narrowly missed out on securing three points away at Anfield, after an impressive display saw them leading with five minutes remaining, only for an own goal and last-gasp Steven Gerrard strike to rob them of any points.
Southgate joins only Stuart Pearce in achieving the double of winning the Barclays Player and Manager of the Month Awards in their careers, having scooped the player accolade back in January 2000. He also becomes the first Middlesbrough manager to collect the prize since Terry Venables in January 2001,