The Premier League have named the four bosses up for November’s Manager of the Month award.
Tottenham’s Ange Postecoglou, after three consecutive victories, drops out of the running this month, opening the door for a new winner.
Here’s a rundown of the four nominees.
Luton end November outside the Premier League’s relegation zone after a massive run of results – and Everton’s points deduction.
They secured their second win of the season with a huge 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace at the end of the month, having picked up a point at home to Liverpool in their first November outing.
December includes games against Arsenal, Manchester City, Newcastle United and Chelsea, so Luton could hardly have picked a better time to find some form.
After a mixed start to the season, Newcastle United sent a firm reminder to the rest of the Premier League in November.
Eddie Howe’s side beat Arsenal 1-0 to open the month and, after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth, went and mauled Chelsea 4-1 despite an injury crisis so severe that Howe named three goalkeepers on his bench.
The Magpies are up to seventh in the Premier League, five points adrift of the top four.
To be here after losing the first game of the month 6-1 speaks volumes of just how impressive Andoni Iraola’s Bournemouth were in the two matches that followed.
After that crushing defeat to Manchester City, Bournemouth picked up a stunning 2-0 win over Newcastle and then secured their first away victory of the campaign with a 3-1 triumph over Sheffield United.
Securing his defence is Iraola’s top priority, and if the last two games are anything to go by, he might just be finding a solution.
Despite all the negativity surrounding Manchester United, one look at November’s results would suggest the crisis isn’t as intense as rival fans might wish.
United went three for three in November, seeing off Fulham, Luton and Everton without conceding a single goal. Erik ten Hag’s side end the month sixth, four points adrift of the top four.
Ten Hag has two Manager of the Month wins to his name but hasn’t picked the trophy up since February 2023.