Aitor Karanka wins September's Manager of the Month award
Last Updated: 09/10/15 6:28am
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for September.
Karanka masterminded a perfect month on Teesside as Boro affirmed their pre-season status as promotion favourites by winning all four games, with a 10-2 goal differential.
They did so with the flair that swept them to a 3-0 victory over Leeds United.
The Spaniard said: "It's amazing for me. I've been a manager here for two years and we have this award again.
"It's not about me, it's about the staff, the players, the people at the club, and the supporters. Without them all, it would be impossible.
"September was a good month for us, winning those games, but we have to keep going in the same way and keep working."
Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month for September.
He led Burton to the top of the third tier for the first time in the club's 65-year history.
The former Dutch international has instilled a calm belief and an organisation that allowed his team to collect 10 points from five games, keeping three clean sheets on the way.
Hasselbaink said: "I'm honoured but it's more about the achievement with the boys and I don't want to be singled out.
"So far the boys have been exceptional and I think that when the manager gets that kind of recognition then they should give the group some recognition as well."
Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for September.
A creditable draw at Portsmouth was followed by four straight victories as swashbuckling Stanley climbed into the play-off places.
Coleman's passing creed saw his attractive side score 10 goals while conceding just three.
The 52-year-old said: "It's an honour to receive the award but it's a fallacy that it's Manager of the Month as it should be Team of the Month as it's the team that gets the most points.
"I am just the recipient. I didn't score any goals - although I wish I had.
"The last time I got any kind of award like this, we won the league - the Conference - so hopefully it's an omen."