Tottenham Hotspur Manager Harry Redknapp has been rewarded for notching four wins from four to open their Barclays Premier League campaign by being named the Barclays Manager of the Month for August.
Spurs began the season in fine style, defeating Liverpool at White Hart Lane thanks to a Benoit Assou-Ekotto thunderbolt and Sebastien Bassong’s second-half winner. This was followed by a Jermain Defoe masterclass away at Hull City, where the England forward’s hat-trick was the highlight of a comprehensive 5-1 triumph.
Defoe’s scoring form continued as he grabbed the equaliser in the next game, away at West Ham United, with Redknapp’s side sealing a come-from-behind victory through Aaron Lennon’s late finish.
The North London club preserved their 100% record in August in dramatic fashion, as a last-gasp Aaron Lennon winner saw off newly promoted Birmingham City 2-1. Peter Crouch’s opener was cancelled out by a close-range Lee Bowyer effort before the diminutive winger’s late clincher.
Redknapp is celebrating his sixth Barclays Manager of the Month honour, a total surpassed only by Sir Alex Ferguson (with 23) and Arsene Wenger (10).