As reported by The Chronicle, Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez has been awared the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for the month of October.
During October, Benitez saw his side win all five of their games, conceding only two goals and the Spaniard spoke of his delight in winning this award.
Benitez said: “I’m really pleased. As a manager when you win a trophy it means that your staff, your players, the people who work in the club, they are working very hard. So I think they also deserve this award and it’s important for everyone here.”
There can be little doubt that this sort of attitude is one of many qualities that endears Benitez to the Newcastle faithful, as they set him apart from other managers that have recently held the hot seat.
Benitez, although he is arguably over-qualified to be where he finds himself, also seems the most gracious and grateful manager that the club have had in years, after being given the opportunity to take us forward.