Neil Warnock wins Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award!
Cardiff City Manager, Neil Warnock, has been named the EFL’s Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for August.
The City boss has overseen a faultless start to the 2017/18 campaign, with five wins from five games seeing the Bluebirds occupy top spot in the league.
“This is an achievement for all of us at the Club, from the top to the bottom,” said the Gaffer after receiving the award.
“We’ve made some good signings and integrated them quickly into the group, which isn’t always easy. I’m delighted with the award - for the whole Club and our fantastic fans.”
The Bluebirds boss saw off tough competition in the running for the prestigious award, with Thomas Christiansen (Leeds United), Nuno Espírito Santo (Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Mick McCarthy (Ipswich Town) also nominated.
Warnock’s award win sees him join Nathaniel Mendez-Laing in receiving EFL recognition - the City winger being named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month this morning.
George Burley chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel. He said: “Neil has got Cardiff City off to a flying start to the season having won all of their league games so far. They had an impressive away win against Wolverhampton who have splashed out a lot of money during the summer.
"With Neil’s experience and record of getting teams promotion, Cardiff must be a genuine contender for promotion this season."
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman added: “With a 100% win record club for August you cannot fault Neil Warnock and his Cardiff City side.
"Warnock is a proven figure at this level and his handling of summer capture Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, who he picked up on a free from Rochdale, has breathed a new lease of life into a Cardiff side which finished 12th last term.”
Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Mikey Mumford also commented on Neil Warnock's award win, adding: “The Bluebirds have belied pre-season expectations and title odds of 33/1 and now find themselves second favourites at 7/1 behind big spending Wolves for the Championship crown.
"They enter September already as short as 1/8 to better their final league position last season and now managing at his 15th professional club, another Warnock promotion - adding to his previous seven - is now just a 7/4 chance.”