Marcelino has been named La Liga’s Coach of the Month for December by the LFP.
The 49-year-old led the Yellow Submarine to six successive victories in the last month of 2014, including a 1-0 win at Atletico Madrid in Week 15.
Even more impressively, Villarreal conceded just two goals during that time, earning the trainer recognition from Spain’s professional League body.
“Marcelino has always known how to get the best out of his teams, playing sublime football with a mixture of youth and experience on the pitch," read a statement on the LFP's official website.
“Moreover, thanks to the success of their dugout, Villarreal are the only team other than Real Madrid, the current League leaders, who had a perfect La Liga record [in December].”
Elsewhere, Mirandes’ Carlos Terrazas was voted the Segunda Liga’s best Coach.