SKY BET MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS

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The winners of the Sky Bet Manager of the Month Awards for August are:

 
Sky Bet Championship: Kenny Jackett (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
 
Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Kenny Jackett has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for August.
 
Jackett’s Wolves picked up where they left off in May with four wins from five and just two goals conceded.
 
Most impressively, they recorded 1-0 victories over Norwich City, Fulham and Cardiff City – the clubs relegated from the Premier League.
 
Dave Bassett chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.
 
He said: “Wolves have enjoyed an excellent start to life back in the Sky Bet Championship after their promotion last season.
 
“Nottingham Forest also had an excellent start under Stuart Pearce but I have chosen Kenny as I think Wolves just shaded it when you consider the quality of opposition they defeated in August.”
 
Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Kenny’s side have made the step up from League 1 to the Championship seamlessly, and taking the big scalps of all the relegated sides in the first month!”
 

 
Sky Bet League 1: Darren Ferguson (Peterborough United)
 
Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson has been named the Sky Bet League 1 Manager of the Month for August.
 
Ferguson masterminded a flying start with four wins out of five to make light of the departure of last season’s leading scorer Britt Assombalonga.
 
He fitted new boy Kyle Vassell seamlessly into the Posh attacking way to finish August at the head Sky Bet League 1.
 
Dave Bassett chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.
 
He said: “Darren’s Peterborough side have continued where they left off last season by scoring goals in abundance whilst playing attractive football.
 
“Winning three matches away from home against high calibre teams indicates The Posh will once again be a team to watch this campaign.”
 
Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Sitting pretty at the top of the table. Darren has put together a side that are genuine title contenders.”
 

Sky Bet League 2: Jim Bentley (Morecambe)
 
Morecambe manager Jim Bentley has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for August.
 
Bentley inspired the players around him to four straight wins to start the campaign.
 
The team spirit he engendered was shown in abundance in the 3-2 comeback win over Newport County.
 
Dave Bassett chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.
 
He said: “Bentley has masterminded a great start for Morecambe in Sky Bet League 2.
 
“Their four straight wins marked a great start to the new season for The Shrimps where they are amongst the early pace setters.”
 
Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Six goals in their first two games is some start. Jim’s half-time talk against Newport must have been inspirational!”
 
 
 
 
The judging panel is chaired by former Football League manager Dave Bassett with Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery

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