Ebbsfleet United manager Daryl McMahon has won the Vanarama National League South manager of the month award for September, the competition’s sponsor announced this afternoon.
McMahon, in his first season in the hotseat, presided over five league wins out of five in September, to add to five in August, with his side scoring 12 goals in the calendar month.
“I’m delighted to receive this; any award of this nature isn’t an individual thing,” McMahon told FleetOnline. “It reflects on the staff, the players and the fans, it goes right through the club. I’m lucky, I have a great staff, a great bunch of guys in the dressing room and great support behind the scenes and on the terraces. What we’ve achieved this month and whatever we achieve for the rest of the season is down to all of us, not just a couple of individuals.”
And the Fleet boss was even able to make light of the famous ‘curse’ of being manager of the month. “I think the judging panel decides earlier in the week,” he said, “so hopefully Tuesday night got the curse out of the way then.”
McMahon will receive his award before kick-off at Saturday’s game against Maidstone United.