Huddersfield manager David Wagner has been named Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for February and he deserves the award for guiding the Terriers in that time to five wins and one draw in the six games played in the Championship.
Rafa Benitez was a finalist, but wasn’t expected to win as Rafa had four wins and three draws in the Championship in our seven games played last month.
David Wagner – Manager of the Month for February
Of course interestingly enough the first game in March was a 3-1 win for Newcastle at Huddersfield last Saturday.
David Wagner is a top young manager who was Jurgen Klopp’s assistant at Borussia Dortmund until he left the club for the Terriers on 5th November, 2015.
He’s done wonders in a short 16 months at Huddersfield including a win at Liverpool in the FA Cup 3rd round against his former boss Jurgen Klopp.
David also won Manager of the Month in August after four wins and a draw including a 2-1 win against Newcastle at St. James’ Park in the second game of the season.
The other two nominations for Manager of the Month for February were Garry Monk of Leeds United and Fulham’s Slavisa Jokanovic.
The panel includes former Ipswich manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman, EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, LMA Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.
Maybe Rafa can win the Manager of the Month award for March?
Two more wins against Fulham at home tomorrow and Birmingham away next Saturday (before the two week International break) could do it.