Barclays Manager of the Month award December 2018 shortlist

3 Jan 2019

Nuno, Klopp, Pellegrini, Pochettino and Sarri are all up for the December award after standout months

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Five men have been nominated for December's Barclays Manager of the Month award.

See: Klopp and Van Dijk claim December 2018 awards

Barclays Manager of the Month shortlist
Nuno Espirito Santo (WOL) | P6 W4 D1 L1

The head coach steered Wolverhampton Wanderers to four wins, including comeback victories at home to Chelsea and against Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Wembley Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp (LIV) | P7 W7 D0 L0

Seven matches and seven wins propelled Liverpool to the top of the table, with a league-high 22 goals scored and only three conceded.

Manuel Pellegrini (WHU) | P7 W5 D0 L2

The Chilean led West Ham United to four wins in a row at the start of the month and also oversaw a fightback victory at Southampton.

Mauricio Pochettino (TOT) | P7 W5 D0 L2

Recovering from the derby defeat by Arsenal, Spurs rattled off five wins in a row in December, scoring 20 goals in total.

Maurizio Sarri (CHE) | P7 W5 D0 L2

Among the five victories Sarri managed last month was a first defeat for the defending champions Manchester City, beaten 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Fans have been voting for their favourite since the shortlist was announced but the poll is now closed.

Votes from the public will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner, which will be announced on Friday 11 January.

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