Leicester City manager, Nigel Pearson has picked up the Barclays Manager of the Month award for April after guiding the Premier League side to four straight wins.
The Foxes moved out of relegation zone following wins over West Ham, West Bromwich Albion, Swansea and Burnley.
The manager, 41, has not been spared of controversy after calling a journalist an “ostrich” in a strange post-match media conference, though he later apologised.
It is the first time Pearson has won the English championship managerial award.
Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke scooped the player of the month for his five goals in four games.
The Belgium international netted a hat-trick in Villa’s 3-3 home draw with fellow strugglers QPR and the winner in his side’s 1-0 win at Tottenham, which moved the Villains two points clear of the relegation zone.
Aston Villa are 14th on the table with 35 points while Leicester trail by a solitary point in 16th position.