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.
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.
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.
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.