Barclays Manager of the season nominations

Five men have been nominated for the 2021/22 Barclays Manager of the Season award.

Thomas Frank, Pep Guardiola, Eddie Howe, Jurgen Klopp and Patrick Vieira are in contention for the prize.

Barclays Manager shortlist

Thomas Frank (BRE)
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The Dane has enjoyed an incredible debut Premier League season, leading his promoted Brentford team to 13th place as well as gaining plaudits for his team’s brilliant style of play which has helped them to beat Chelsea, West Ham United and Arsenal. 

Pep Guardiola (MCI)
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The Spaniard is aiming to win the award for a fourth time in five seasons as he looks to mastermind back-to-back titles for Manchester City. With two matches left his team have surpassed their points total from last season and are only four points away from being confirmed as champions.

Eddie Howe (NEW)
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Newcastle United are set to become the first club in Premier League history to stay up after winning none of their first 14 matches. Howe’s team had only five points when he took over in November but he has since led them up to 14th with 43 points, including a nine-match unbeaten run. 

Jurgen Klopp (LIV)
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Klopp has Liverpool challenging for only their second Premier League title, sitting three points behind Man City having scored 89 goals and conceded only 24. His team have lost fewer matches than anyone else. 

Patrick Vieira (CRY)
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In his first season as a Premier League manager Vieira has Crystal Palace pushing for a top-half finish. He has excited fans at Selhurst Park with a new philosophy which is all the more impressive given the number of summer signings he has had to help settle in.