Shortlist for September 2020's Barclays Manager of the Month

2 Oct 2020

Ancelotti, Klopp, Rodgers and Smith the nominees for the first monthly prize of 2020/21 after enjoying perfect starts

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Four men who enjoyed perfect starts to the season in September were nominated for the first Barclays Manager of the Month award of 2020/21. 

Fans voted for their favourite and the public vote was combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner. 

See: Ancelotti earns Barclays Manager of the Month award

September's Barclays Manager shortlist
Carlo Ancelotti (EVE)
P3 W3 D0 L0 GF8 GA3 GD+5

The Italian oversaw Everton's best start to a Premier League campaign since 1993/94, winning all three matches including an impressive victory at Tottenham Hotspur in Matchweek 1 as summer signings Allan, Abdoulaye Doucoure and James Rodriguez helped transform the Toffees' midfield.

Jurgen Klopp (LIV)
P3 W3 D0 L0 GF9 GA4 GD+5

After a dramatic 4-3 victory over promoted Leeds United on the opening weekend, wins against Chelsea and Arsenal have given Liverpool the perfect start as they look to retain the Premier League Trophy. 

Brendan Rodgers (LEI)
P3 W3 D0 L0 GF12 GA4 GD+8 

No team scored more goals than Brendan Rodgers' side in September, with the Leicester City manager the architect behind a stunning 5-2 success at Manchester City as well as triumphs over West Bromwich Albion and Burnley.

Dean Smith (AVL)
P2 W2 D0 L0 GF4 GA0 GD+4 

Aston Villa are the only team yet to concede a goal, with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sheffield United followed by a stylish 3-0 defeat of Fulham.

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