The EFL has confirmed on their official website that Pep Clotet, Danny Cowley, Thomas Frank and Grant McCann will all battle it out to win the award for Championship Manager of the Month for this October.

Birmingham City boss Pep Clotet, Huddersfield Town’s Danny Cowley, Brentford manager Thomas Frank and Hull City gaffer Grant McCann have all been nominated for the Championship Manager of the Month award for October, after all enjoying successful months.

It’s an important period of the Championship season as clubs prepare for the busy winter schedule before embarking on the second half of the campaign. Four sides who have hit strong runs of form are Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town, Brentford and Hull City. And now, their managers are getting credit for their performances.

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Pep Clotet – Birmingham City

Clotet lead the Blues to the top half of the Championship table on October, picking up nine points from a possible 15 along the way. Birmingham defeated the likes of Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers and Luton Town in the process, only suffering tight defeats at the hands of Wigan Athletic and Leeds United.

Danny Cowley – Huddersfield Town

Since Cowley and his brother Nicky have arrived at the John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield Town have enjoyed an upturn in form. The Terriers remained unbeaten throughout the course of Cowley’s first full month as manager, drawing against Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers while defeating Stoke City, Hull City and Barnsley.

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Thomas Frank – Brentford

After a somewhat shaky start to the season, Frank has steadied the ship at Griffin Park. The Bees drew against Bristol City before losing to high-flying Nottingham Forest but won three consecutive games against Millwall, Swansea City and West London rivals Queens Park Rangers.

Grant McCann – Hull City

Grant McCann helped guide Hull City to nine points from a possible 15 in October, taking them to within touching distance of the top half of the table and they are now only three points away from the top 6. They lost to Huddersfield Town and Queens Park Rangers but beat Sheffield Wednesday, Nottingham Forest and Derby County along the way.


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