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Premier League Manager of the Month

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Premier League Manager of the Month

The Manager of the Month is an association football award that recognises the best adjudged Premier League manager each month of the season. The recipient is chosen by a panel of Football Association members and announced alongside the Player of the Month on the first or second Friday of the following month. It has been called the Carling Premiership Manager of the Month (1994–2001) and the Barclaycard Premiership Manager of the Month (2001–2004); it is currently known as the Barclays Manager of the Month.


The Premier League was formed in 1992, when the members of the First Division resigned from The Football League. These clubs set up a new commercially independent league that negotiated its own broadcast and sponsorship agreements. The inaugural season had no sponsor until Carling agreed to a four-year deal for £12 million that started the following season. Carling introduced new Manager of the Month and Manager of the Season awards for the 1993–94 season, supplementing the existing Football Writers' Association and Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year awards. The first Manager of the Month was awarded to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson for his achievements in August 1993. The following season, Carling introduced a Player of the Month award, which is presented alongside the Manager of the Month award.

Ferguson has been Manager of the Month the most times with a record twenty-seven awards. Harry Redknapp has had six spells managing Premier League football clubs (West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Portsmouth again, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers) winning a Manager of the Month award in each of those spells. Eight other managers have won an award with two or more clubs: Martin O'Neill with Leicester City, Aston Villa and Sunderland, Brendan Rodgers with Swansea City and Liverpool, Stuart Pearce with Nottingham Forest and Manchester City, Gordon Strachan with Coventry City and Southampton, Sam Allardyce with Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United, Mauricio Pochettino with Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, Rafael Benítez with Liverpool and Chelsea and Claudio Ranieri with Leicester City and Chelsea. Eleven managers have won awards in consecutive months: Joe Kinnear, Kevin Keegan, Roy Evans, Ferguson, Arsène Wenger, David O'Leary, Paul Jewell, Rafael Benítez, Carlo Ancelotti, Manuel Pellegrini and Antonio Conte. Stuart Pearce also won consecutive awards; one at the end of the 2004–05 season, and the other at the start of the 2005–06 season. Antonio Conte is the only manager in Premier League history to have won the award in three successive months (with Chelsea from October to December 2016). The award has been shared on one occasion, in March 2002, when Liverpool manager Gérard Houllier was jointly awarded Manager of the Month with caretaker manager Phil Thompson, who had deputised while Houllier was absent for medical reasons.

As of January 2017, the most recent recipient of the award is Swansea City A.F.C. manager Paul Clement. It is his first award.

List of winners


Multiple winners

The below table lists all the people that have won on more than one occasion.

Awards won by nationality

As of 15 February 2017

Awards won by club

As of 13 January 2017


Premier League Manager of the Month Wikipedia

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