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Jackson chosen as April's Barclays Manager of the Month

12 May 2022

Burnley boss wins award after making history in his first month as interim coach

Mike Jackson has been named April's Barclays Manager of the Month after making history with Burnley.

The interim head coach became the first Burnley manager to go unbeaten in his first four top-flight matches. 

He oversaw a dramatic turnaround victory at Watford, a 2-0 win at home to Southampton and a 1-0 triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as a draw at West Ham United.

Those April results have given a huge boost to Burnley's hopes of safety.

When Jackson took over they were 18th, four points from safety, but the 48-year-old has since taken them out of the relegation zone with three matches left to play.

Fight for safety

Pos Team Pl GD Pts
16 EVE 38 -23 39
17 LEE 38 -37 38
18 BUR 38 -19 35
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Jackson, who stepped up from his role as the club's Under-23 coach, becomes the first Burnley manager to win the award since Sean Dyche, the man he replaced, did so in February 2020.

Jackson won after votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of experts, beating Thomas Frank, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.

Burnley interim head coach Mike Jackson with his staff and the April Barclays Manager of the Month award
Mike Jackson celebrated his award with his staff at Burnley
2021/22 Barclays Manager winners

August: Nuno Espirito Santo (TOT)
September: Mikel Arteta (ARS)
October: Thomas Tuchel (CHE)
November: Pep Guardiola (MCI)
December: Pep Guardiola (MCI)
January: Bruno Lage (WOL)
February: Eddie Howe (NEW)
March: Mikel Arteta (ARS)
April: Mike Jackson (BUR)

Also in this series

Part 1: Ronaldo is your April EA SPORTS Player of the Month
Part 3: Almiron wonder strike voted Budweiser Goal of the Month

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