Cherries fans consider Eddie Howe little short of a miracle worker.
Today, the man with more managerial experience than his 36 years would suggest, reaped the reward of a staggering Bournemouth revival by being named Championship Manager of the Month. The accolade caps an extraordinary spell at the seaside town, where his team have been setting records.
Having recorded their biggest win in the Football League with an 8-0 thumping at Birmingham, just four days later they reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup for the first time with victory over West Bromwich Albion.
Just six years after starting the League Two (division four) season on minus 17 points for exiting administration in an incorrect manner, they sit proudly atop the second tier of English football.
"In my eyes, the recognition always has to go to the team and the players," said Howe.