Championship Manager of the Month: December nominations
The December nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award are:
Nigel Adkins (Hull City)
Proving his worth as a manager yet again. When December began, Hull were in the bottom three. Sixteen points and 14 goals from six games later, they are mid-table. Four of those fixtures were away, including a 2-0 victory at leaders Leeds.
Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United)
He didn’t come into English football to be pragmatic and dull. The fitness levels he demands came to the fore as Leeds rampaged their way to five wins from six December fixtures, showcasing his love of attacking play.
Lee Johnson (Bristol City)
Leading your side unbeaten through a six-game month is impressive enough. To do it when you face promotion-chasing Birmingham, Norwich and Derby in successive games shows the belief Johnson has instilled in his players.
Darren Moore (West Bromwich Albion)
A second successive nomination for Moore who guided West Brom to 12 points from six unbeaten games, scoring 12 goals in the process. He has worked on tightening the Albion defence, too, with just five goals conceded in December.
All winners will be announced on Friday 11 January 2018.