Tottenham Hotspur boss Antonio Conte has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award for September.
Spurs maintained their unbeaten start to the Premier League campaign with a 6-2 win against Leicester City last weekend. The North London side sit in third place in the table heading into the international break.
Due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Spurs only played two Premier League games in September. The big fixture between Tottenham and Manchester City which was due to be played on September 10 was postponed.
The Lilywhites beat newly-promoted Fulham at the start of the month, with a 2-1 victory at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Conte was also nominated for the Manager of the Month award in August (PremierLeague.com), ultimately losing out to Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta that time around.
With just three nominations this month, Conte has every chance of taking home the award. Conte has overseen Spurs’ joint-best start to a Premier League campaign, with 17 points from the first seven games.
He is joined by Bournemouth’s caretaker boss Gary O’Neil and Manchester United’s Erik ten Hag on the shortlist.
O’Neil took temporary charge of The Cherries after Scott Parker was sacked, and has overseen a thrilling 3-2 win away at Nottingham Forest and a hard-fought 1-1 draw with Newcastle at St. James’ Park.
Manchester United played two Premier League games in quick succession at the start of the month, securing a 1-0 win away at Leicester City on September 1, and defeating high-flying Arsenal 3-1 on September 4.
Voting for the Manager of the Month award is open until 12 noon on September 26.
Spurs Web Opinion
There’s not a lot of football to base a decision on this month, but it’s hard to argue against Antonio Conte’s record in September. Two games, two wins, eight goals scored, and an unbeaten run still in tact. Let’s just hope if he does win the award, it doesn’t prove to be a curse like we’ve seen in the past.
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