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The FA Women's Football Awards proved a memorable night for Watford and manager John Salomon after he picked up the award for Premier League Coach of the Year on Friday.
Having only been in the job for just over a year, it's fair to say that hearing his name read out by England coach Hope Powell came as quite a surprise to the Watford manager.
Salomon beat off some strong competition to pick up the award at the glitzy London ceremony, which was attended by women's football's biggest names in this country, as well as England manager Roy Hodgson.
He was recognised for keeping his side in the Premier League last year, after taking over a team that looked odds on for relegation.
His team has continued their impressive form into this season, losing just one match in all competitions and pushing champions Sunderland all the way in an entertaining 2-2 draw.
After overcoming the initial surprise, Salomon was quick to highlight what an honour it was to receive the award. "It was a huge honour to pick up the award from Hope Powell," he said.
"Having hit 150 England games, led GB into the Olympics for the first time and overseen England qualifying for the Euros - to collect the award from her was a special moment."
There was no time to celebrate the win, as Salomon and his management team made their way to training that evening straight from the ceremony. But the manager said he saw this as the perfect opportunity to share the award with his entire squad.
"I told the players 'we' won an award today. The award is recognition of the players' efforts and achievements," he insisted.
"I'd also like to pay tribute to the staff - whether that's coaches, medical team, media team, Secretary, Chairman - everyone."
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