Watford manager Javi Gracia was named the Barclays Premier League Manager of the Month for August.
The Spaniard received the prestigious award after overseeing a 100 per cent start to the season for The Hornets.
The month started brightly with a 2-0 opening day victory over Brighton and Hove Albion, which was followed by a 2-1 win at Burnley’s Turf Moor. The impressive month was capped off by a 2-1 against Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road.
Gracia beat off competition from the likes of Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino, the latter of whom the Watford head coach out-smarted to beat Spurs 2-1 at the beginning of this month.
Gracia’s side will hope to build on their perfect start to the season in their next match at home to Manchester United on Saturday September 15.