Antonio Conte snubbed in Premier League Manager of the Season shortlist

Antonio Conte
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Tottenham head coach Antonio Conte has not been included on the shortlist to receive the Premier League Manager of the Season award. 

Conte was appointed as Spurs boss in November after Nuno Espirito Santo’s dismissal and has been masterminding a transition in North London. 

Spurs currently sit fifth in the table just one point behind fourth-placed Arsenal, with the race to reach next season’s Champions League set to go down to the wire with two games remaining. 

The N17-based side have taken the third highest number of points since Conte’s arrival (50) by winning 15 of 26 matches and scoring 54 goals in that time (Transfermarkt). 

However, despite the outlook at Tottenham being more positive under Conte, it has not been enough to earn the 52-year-old a nomination to win the Manager of the Season award in the top flight. 

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp feature with their respective Manchester City and Liverpool sides still battling it out to be crowned champions of the Premier League. 

Thomas Frank has also been included for his work in guiding promoted Brentford into mid-table in their first campaign, Eddie Howe for his turning around Newcastle’s fortunes and Patrick Vieira for an impressive debut season with Crystal Palace. 

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Conte has been excellent since he came into Tottenham and it is a little surprising that he was overlooked for something like this, but it could be down to the blip in results the club went through in mid-season. 

Either way, it won’t be something he will be thinking about right now with Spurs still chasing down Arsenal in the hunt to reach the Champions League. 

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