London, Nov 10 (IANS) Arsenal’s French tactician Arsene Wenger was named on Tuesday as manager of the month in the English Premier League (EPL) for the 15th time in his career.
The 66-year-old led the Gunners to a full month of triumphs in the EPL during October, after Arsenal’s 3-0 victories over Manchester United, Swansea and Watford, and 2-1 win over Everton, reports Efe.
Wenger is the second most successful coach in the EPL to win this award, behind retired coach Alex Ferguson, who was named 27 times when he was leading Manchester United.
The French coach won the award after beating Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri, Chilean Manuel Pellegrini and Argentine Mauricio Pochettino.
The EPL top scorer, Leicester’s Jamie Vardy was named October’s player of the month, after scoring five goals in four games in the past month.