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Premier League Manager of the Month April 2021 – Steve Bruce 1 of 4 nominations

5 months ago
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The Premier League Manager of the Month shortlist for April 2021 has been announced.

There are four managers in total nominated for the award, including Steve Bruce.

The other three being Marcelo Bielsa, Sam Allardyce and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

In most cases, the manager who picks up the highest number of points wins the award.

This time that would be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with ten points.

Occasionally though, the Premier League Manager of the Month award is given to somebody with less points but having done something relatively remarkable.

Steve Bruce and Marcelo Bielsa picked up eight points each, Sam Allardyce only seven. So surely Big Sham is ruled out?

No doubt his mates in the media would be making a case for Steve Bruce…but if it is to go to somebody who didn’t generate the most points, it surely has to be Bielsa. Such a powerful, clever and brave performance, when Leeds won away at Man City playing with only ten men for over half the match.

Premier League Manager of the Month nominations announced:

‘Four men have been nominated for April’s Barclays Manager of the Month award, and you can help to select the winner.

Sam Allardyce, Marcelo Bielsa, Steve Bruce and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are shortlisted for the monthly accolade. You can vote below until 18:00 BST on Monday 10 May.

The public vote will then be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner.

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.’

Vote HERE (for Bielsa or Solsjaer!)

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