Martin Jol immediately declared his Barclays Manager of the Month Award for December as reward for the club rather than him personally.
The prestigious award from Barclays followed away wins against Blackburn, Norwich and Manchester City, the 5-1 home victory against Southampton and draw against Palace that secured 13 out of a possible 15 points in December.
Those five results are part of a current eight-game unbeaten run in the Barclays Premiership, lifting us up to seventh in the table.
Indeed, we’ve only suffered the penalty loss against Liverpool in the Carling Cup since going down at Aston Villa in November.
Head Coach Martin said: "This award is not about me, it's a club thing.
"I believe we have turned the corner, the supporters have waited for a long time, the board have backed us all the way and that's what I mean about it being an award for the club.
"I get the prize but I couldn't do it without the staff, people like Chris Hughton and we couldn't do it without the lads. They have been terrific and they've really proved a point because after my first two or three weeks when we played Arsenal and Villa everyone was moaning but we said we needed time and we've done amazingly well.
"I'm a very happy man. The players have done it - the defence has done well and conceded the least goals with Chelsea in away games, we've scored plenty of goals and it was a very pleasing month.
"I think it's a big thing for the club because we've all worked together and it's about spirit, we have spirit, mentality, we have that and our attacking and defensive play and we've done well."