The reigning Barclays Premier League champions took 16 points from a possible 18 to cut the gap on leaders Manchester United to just three points heading into the final weeks of the season. A hard-fought draw at Stoke City was followed by wins at home to Wigan Athletic and away at West
Bromwich Albion.
considerable momentum
Ancelotti's men then stretched their winning run to five matches with three consecutive home wins over Birmingham City, West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur, and will take considerable momentum into their pivotal match with the league leaders at Old Trafford this weekend.
The Italian receives the award for the third time this season and the fourth time in his Barclays Premier League career.
The decision was made by the Barclays Awards Panel, which includes representatives from football's governing bodies, the media and fans.[BPL]