Southampton coach Ralph Hasenhotelt won the Coach of the Month award in the English Premier League, becoming the first Austrian coach to receive this award.

The Premier League official website said on Wednesday that the Southampton coach won the award after leading the team without any defeat during the month and July of last, which started beating Manchester City and champion summer 1 / zero.

The site added that the victory over City was followed by three consecutive draws, including a draw with Manchester United at the "Old Trafford" stadium.

He added that the 52-year-old team is in competition with the rest of the candidates for the best coach of the month, and they are Spanish Josep Guardiola (Manchester City), Jose Jose Mourinho (Tottenham), David Moyes (West Ham United) and Olli Gunnar Solshire (Manchester United).

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