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Shortlist for April 2021's Barclays Manager of the Month

9 May 2021

See why Allardyce, Bielsa, Bruce and Solskjaer were nominated for the award

Four men were nominated for April's Barclays Manager of the Month award.

Sam Allardyce, Marcelo Bielsa, Steve Bruce and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer were shortlisted for the monthly accolade, for which users have been invited to take part in the vote. 

The public vote, which closed on Monday, is combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner.

See: Bruce claims April's Barclays Manager of the Month award

Barclays Manager shortlist

Sam Allardyce (WBA)
P4 W2 D1 L1 GD+3

Allardyce led West Bromwich Albion to successive three-goal victories over Chelsea and Southampton, with the former a 5-2 win at Stamford Bridge. He was denied a third win in four matches by Aston Villa’s stoppage-time equaliser.

Marcelo Bielsa (LEE)
P4 W2 D2 L0 GD+2

Bielsa guided Leeds United to back-to-back 2-1 victories, with a triumph away to leaders Manchester City following a home success over Sheffield United. The Whites finished the month by holding Liverpool and Manchester United to draws.

Steve Bruce (NEW)
P4 W2 D2 L0 GD+2

Bruce’s Newcastle United went four matches without defeat to ease fears of relegation. They fought back from losing positions in three of those contests and, when West Ham United achieved a comeback of their own, the Magpies grabbed a winner to triumph 3-2.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (MUN)
P4 W3 D1 L0 GD+5

Man Utd established themselves in second place with three wins from four matches, beating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 before securing 3-1 victories over Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley.

Also in this series

Part 1: April 2021's EA SPORTS Player of the Month contenders
Part 3: April's Budweiser Goal of the Month nominees

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