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Manager of the Month - December

8 January 2015

The nominations are confirmed for December...

The December nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are:

Eddie Howe (AFC Bournemouth)
Five wins, 17 goals scored and a perfect 15 points from 15. He oversaw Bournemouth’s stylish, irresistible march to the Sky Bet Championship summit with his usual charm and humility, key factors in keeping his players focused as the attention builds.

Slavisa Jokanovic (Watford)
December was the month when the Serb began to show the Vicarage Road faithful his managerial prowess, leading Watford to four wins, including three on the road - notably at Fulham and Cardiff City, scoring an impressive 12 goals.

Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough)
Has built on the defensive stability he instilled last season to bring attacking flair and belief back to Teesside. A haul of 10 points from five games was founded on three clean sheets and a stirring 2-0 win over then leaders Derby County.

Mick McCarthy (Ipswich Town)
His side appeared to be on a promotion mission in December, collecting 13 points from five games. Most striking is the desire McCarthy has instilled to win games convincingly. Each of their four wins was by at least a two-goal margin.


The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery

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