Who Are The Front Runners For Manager Of The Season?

Who Are The Front Runners For Manager Of The Season?

The Premier League is reaching the business end of the campaign, and this is where many of the awards are handed out. Jordan Henderson is leading the way in terms of Player of the Season, but the manager accolade may be a little trickier to determine.

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Jurgen Klopp

The leading contender for the honour will be the man that looks set to deliver a first league title to Anfield in 30 years. Jurgen Klopp’s importance in this Liverpool side shouldn’t be under-appreciated as he is the crucial component that has gelled together this special team. There is a strong chance that the Reds may end the season without losing a game in the league, which would take them past the 49-match unbeaten run set by Arsenal’s invincibles.

The stats surrounding Liverpool this season have been remarkable. They have won 100 points from a possible 102, and look set to beat the points tally set by Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City. They could also win the league at the earliest stage of the season, which could also see the Citizens having to give Liverpool a guard of honour.

Chris Wilder

Sheffield United have been a breath of fresh air this season in the Premier League, and Chris Wilder is the man behind their remarkable return. The job that he has done in some ways is better than what Klopp has achieved, as many expected the Blades to go down this season with a record-low points tally. Instead, he could be on the cusp of taking them into Europe.

Nobody could have foreseen this Blades team going from League One to the Premier League in the space of five years, and the majority of the squad remains from that successful season in the third tier of English football. His tactics are revolutionary, with the overlapping three central defenders causing nightmares for opposing teams.

Brendan Rodgers

When Harry Maguire left Leicester City in the summer, nobody could have foreseen that Leicester could finish in a Champions League place. But, they look to be on course to achieve that comfortably. Back in December, they were also talked about as potential champions as they were second in the table and the closest side to Liverpool.

Rodgers has done a remarkable job at the King Power Stadium, and his young Foxes side is one of the best teams in the division to watch. He has revitalised Jamie Vardy and brought through young players such as Harvey Barnes, Hamza Choudhury and Caglar Soyuncu. Fans may have been dreaming of a return to European football, but nobody could have seen them finishing above Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.