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Barclays 2021/22 Manager of the Season nominees

12 May 2022
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Frank, Guardiola, Howe, Klopp or Vieira nominated for 2021/22 award

Five men were nominated for the 2021/22 Barclays Manager of the Season award in Thomas Frank, Pep Guardiola, Eddie Howe, Jurgen Klopp and Patrick Vieira.

You, the fans, had until 18:00 BST on Monday 16 May to choose your favourite.

The votes from the public were combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner.

See: Klopp named Barclays Manager of the Season

Barclays Manager shortlist

Thomas Frank (BRE)
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The Dane has enjoyed an incredible debut Premier League season, leading his promoted Brentford team to 11th as well as gaining plaudits for his team’s brilliant style of play which has helped them to beat top teams such as Chelsea, West Ham United and Arsenal

Pep Guardiola (MCI)
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The Spaniard is aiming to win the award for a fourth time in five seasons as he looks to mastermind back-to-back titles for Manchester City. With one match left his team have surpassed their points total from last season and are only three points away from being confirmed as champions.

Eddie Howe (NEW)
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Newcastle United are set to become the first club in Premier League history to stay up after winning none of their first 14 matches. Howe's team had only five points when he took over in November but he has since led them up to 14th with 43 points, including a nine-match unbeaten run. 

Jurgen Klopp (LIV)
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Klopp has Liverpool challenging for only their second Premier League title, sitting four points behind Man City, having scored 89 goals and conceded only 24. His team have lost fewer matches than anyone else. 

Patrick Vieira (CRY)
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In his first season as a Premier League manager Vieira has Crystal Palace pushing for a top-half finish. He has excited fans at Selhurst Park with a new philosophy which is all the more impressive given the squad overhaul he managed in the summer.

See: How the awards are decided
See: Every Barclays Manager of the Season

Also in this series

Part 1: EA SPORTS Player of the Season shortlist
Part 3: Hublot Young Player of the Season contenders

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