Rotherham United boss Paul Warne has been nominated for the Manager of the Month award for the Sky Bet Championship for the month of March.
Despite an outbreak of Covid-19 gripping the first team squad and staff – and the subsequent closure of the training ground that followed – the Millers were able to pick up two wins from their three fixtures, which included a history-making victory over Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Warne has been nominated alongside Daniel Farke of Norwich City, Xisco Munoz of Watford and Barnsley’s Valerien Ismael for the award for March with the winner set to be announced on Friday 9th April 2021.
Daniel Farke (Norwich City)
A sixth successive monthly nomination for Farke perfectly illustrates the consistent brilliance of his table-topping team as they moved 14 points clear of third-placed Swansea with 13 points amassed from five unbeaten games.
Valerien Ismael (Barnsley)
The expansive football Ismael preaches reaped 13 points from six games and a spot in the play-off places. Especially vibrant away from Oakwell, visits to QPR, Bournemouth and Wycombe each brought three goals and three points.
Xisco Munoz (Watford)
March was moving month for Munoz’s men. They began it embroiled in a three-way fight for the second automatic promotion spot and ended it in style, six points clear of Swansea and Brentford after a perfect five wins and a 12-2 goal differential.
Paul Warne (Rotherham United)
With positive Covid tests forcing the closure of the training ground and postponement of fixtures, Rotherham could have felt sorry for themselves. Instead, Warne masterminded two away wins from their three games to keep his side in touch with their relegation rivals.
ALL WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY 9 APRIL 2021
The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Barnsley manager Danny Wilson, Sky Sports’ EFL expert Don Goodman; EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan, and Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies.