By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor
Alan Pardew revealed his pride at being named the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for November.
The 52-year-old became the first Magpies' manager in more than a decade - since Sir Bobby Robson in October 2003 - to be recognised with the award.
It came at the end of a month in which United maintained an impressive 100 per cent record, seeing off Chelsea, Tottenham, Norwich and West Bromwich Albion to climb rapidly up the top flight table.
And Pardew told nufc.co.uk: "It's brilliant for the Club that there's a couple of mini-awards for myself and Tim (Krul, who won the Player of the Month award).
"It's just a reflection of how the team's done during November. Although our names are on the trophies, we are indebted to everyone else in the dressing room who have done as much, if not more, to get us four wins.
"In the Chelsea and West Brom games in particular, we deserved to win. We had good control.
"Norwich was similar but Tottenham not so much - that was quite hairy at times but we had Tim's phenomenal display to thank for getting the three points there."
"The players have been fantastic and the staff have been brilliant, so I am very pleased for the group and as proud as ever to be manager of this amazing football club."