Ufuk Talay voted Coach of the Month for December

Wellington Phoenix coach Ufuk Talay has been voted the Hyundai A-League Coach of the Month for December. 

With an overwhelming 72% of the vote, Talay beat Sydney FC boss Steve Corica (15%) and Perth Glory taskmaster Tony Popovic (13%) to the prize.

Talay galvanised Phoenix's top-six hopes in December after four straight defeats to start the campaign.

The Phoenix opened the month with impressive wins over Adelaide United (2-1) and Western Sydney Wanderers (2-1) before securing draws against Melbourne Victory (0-0) and Sydney FC (2-2).

Wellington rounded off the month by beating Western United (3-1) and extending their unbeaten run to seven.

Phoenix midfielder Cameron Devlin was named Hyundai A-League Player of the Month for December.

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Wellington Phoenix boss Ufuk Talay is the Hyundai A-League Coach of the Month for December

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