Karen and Juan scoop Manager of the Month prize
Sat 12 October 2019, 08:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs Women Head Coaches Karen Hills and Juan Amoros have won the Barclays FA Women’s Super League (WSL) Manager of the Month award for September.
The duo guided the team to back-to-back wins against Liverpool and West Ham during our first month of playing in the top flight, which positions us fifth in the league table.
Karen and Juan saw off competition from Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro, Nick Cushing of Manchester City and Chelsea boss Emma Hayes to win the award in their first month managing in the WSL.
Collecting the trophy at Hotspur Way, Karen said: “I’m extremely proud and honoured to receive the award alongside Juan. I think it shows the hard work that’s taken place behind the scenes – we’ve got amazing backroom staff and every single one of them has been recognised for doing a fantastic job. It’s all about the team behind the team and obviously this is down to the players as well.
“It’s the start of another chapter for us in this incredible story, we’ve come such a long way and we’ll always remember the history and the memories but it’s about the here and now. It’s a massive challenge for us in the WSL, but one we are embracing on and off the pitch.”
Juan added: “It’s a great achievement for Karen and myself, we’ve been working really hard for a few years now, trying to get to this level and to be here now. Being recognised in our first month, competing against the other nominees with three top managers in this country - Joe (Montemurro), Nick (Cushing) and Emma (Hayes) - for the award, and winning it, is a great honour. I think the girls and the rest of the staff deserve the credit as well because they’ve been outstanding and deserve the recognition as much as we do.
“I think in our first home game against Liverpool, we dominated the game and then against one of our rivals West Ham, away, in front of nearly 25,000 people, to go to the London Stadium and win 2-0 was a really special moment. Those are the types of games you work so hard for and to see the results on the pitch is fantastic and really rewarding.”
Spurs Women face Manchester United in the WSL tomorrow (Sunday 13 October), kick-off 12.30pm at The Hive - fans can purchase tickets here. The match will be broadcast live on BBC.