The premier league have released the nominees for the premier league manager of the month for January 2022.
Four managers who have been selected and will battle out through votes are Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Bruno Lage and Norwich’s Dean Smith.
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
Manchester City started the month in spectacular fashion with victories over Arsenal and Chelsea, this saw them take their winning streak to 12 matches. The winning streak was brought to a halt when Southampton gave the league leaders a run for their money in a pulsating 1-1 draw.
Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Despite being without key players in Mo Salah, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool didn’t slack off. It was deemed to be tough without Mane and Salah, but Klopp’s men defied the odds. They started January with a thrilling 2-2 draw against Chelsea, they would go on to record successive wins against Brentford and Crystal Palace.
Bruno Lage (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Bruno Lage led the Wolves to 3 successive wins – Victory in all three of their matches. A 1-0 triumph over Man United, inflicting Man United’s first premier league loss at home to Wolves and also wins against Southampton (3-1) and Brentford (2-1).
Dean Smith (Norwich City)
For the first time this season, Norwich City are out of the relegation zone, all thanks to back-to-back wins against Everton and Watford after losing against West Ham. Dean Smith’s side also scored three goals in a match for the first time the season.
The public vote will be combined with those of a panel of football experts to decide the winner, who will be announced next week.