Steve Bruce wins Premier League Barclays manager of the month award
Steve Bruce has won the Premier League's Barclays manager of the month award for April.
The Newcastle United head coach guided his team to eight points from their four matches as the Magpies went unbeaten and took a huge step towards securing top-flight safety, which was eventually achieved this month.
His side fought back from losing positions to earn draws with Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool and beat Burnley, as well as impressively overcoming Champions League-chasing West Ham at St. James' Park.
Bruce beat Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United and Sam Allardyce of West Bromwich Albion to the award.
He told nufc.co.uk: "For me to win is a reflection on the players and my staff. They work tirelessly, and without them there's no award to win.
"I'm delighted, and I want to thank them sincerely."