Nuno earns October 2020's Barclays Manager of the Month award

13 Nov 2020

Wolves head coach claims October's prize after guiding team to three wins in unbeaten month

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Nuno Espirito Santo has been named the Barclays Manager of the Month for October.

Nuno claims the prize after leading Wolverhampton Wanderers to an unbeaten month in which they won against Fulham, Leeds United and Crystal Palace.

They conceded only one goal in their four fixtures, and the head coach dedicated the award to his coaching staff after they bounced back from successive defeats in September.

"We became more solid and more organised," said Nuno after being presented his award alongside performance analysts Ed Ames and John Boston, and head of performance and research Mat Pearson.

Nuno Espirito Santo and his coaching staff with the Barclays Manager of the Month award
From left: Ed Ames (performance analyst), Nuno Espirito Santo, John Boston (performance analyst), Mat Pearson (Head of performance and research)

"We expect things to improve and it's still an ongoing process of the team.

"We've been able to, during the month of October, bounce back from our performance the previous month, but all the matches were very, very difficult.

"It was not such a perfect month but it was a very good month in terms of performances."

The 46-year-old receives the award for a third time, having also earned the accolade in September 2018 and June 2020.

Nuno triumphed after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts. He beat fellow nominees Ralph Hasenhuttl, Jose Mourinho, David Moyes and Dean Smith.

2020/21 Barclays Manager winners

September: Carlo Ancelotti (EVE)
October: Nuno Espirito Santo (WOL)
November: Jose Mourinho (TOT)
December: Dean Smith (AVL)
January: Pep Guardiola (MCI)
February: Pep Guardiola (MCI)
March: Thomas Tuchel (CHE)

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