Ronald Koeman and Sergio Aguero named Premier League Manager and Player of the Month
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 05/02/16 12:21pm
Southampton boss Ronald Koeman and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero have been given January's respective Premier League Manager and Player of the Month awards.
Koeman has been credited for having won three out four league games in the first month of 2016 - finishing off with a 1-0 win at Manchester United after beating West Brom and Watford.
The Dutchman narrowly pipped Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino to the award, whose side also won three out of four in January but were beaten at home by Leicester.
Also nominated were Manuel Pellegrini, whose Manchester City team went unbeaten last month with two draws and two wins, and West Ham boss Slaven Bilic, who watched his team beat Liverpool and Bournemouth and draw with Man City.
Aguero has been crowned Player of the Month for the first time since November 2014 after scoring five goals in four games and assisting another, with 79 successful passes.
The Argentinian striker beat Jermain Defoe, who also scored five goals for Sunderland, Roberto Firmino and his four for Liverpool, Dele Alli, who has shone for Tottenham, Leicester 'keeper Kasper Schmeichel and Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk.