Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is among the nominees for the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award for January.
The 51-year-old claimed the prize in both November and December after steering the league leaders through an impressive run of 10 consecutive victories.
This winning streak was increased to 12 matches in the New Year after beating Arsenal and title rivals Chelsea, but City’s run eventually came to an end when they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw away at Southampton last weekend.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, Wolverhampton Wanderers‘ Bruno Lage and Norwich City‘s Dean Smith have also been nominated for the monthly accolade.
🔴 Jurgen Klopp
🐺 Bruno Lage
🔰 Dean Smith
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After beginning the New Year with an enthralling 2-2 draw at Chelsea, Klopp’s Reds claimed maximum points against Brentford and Crystal Palace, scoring three goals in both encounters without key attackers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.
As for Lage, the Portuguese guided Wolves to three wins out of three, with 2-1 and 3-1 victories against Brentford and Southampton respectively preceded by an impressive 1-0 triumph away against Manchester United, their first win at Old Trafford for over 40 years.
Smith, meanwhile, steered Norwich to back-to-back victories against Everton and Watford, scoring five goals in the process, which helped the Canaries climb out of the relegation zone for the first time since the opening day of the season.