Sheffield Wednesday: Garry Monk misses out on September manager of the month prize

Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has missed out on winning the Championship manager of the month award for September.

Friday, 11th October 2019, 06:00 am
Updated Friday, 11th October 2019, 11:54 am

Monk was selected on the four man shortlist after picking up seven points from his opening three matches in charge, including a superb 4-1 triumph for the Owls at his former club Middlesbrough.

But Monk was pipped to the prize by Sabri Lamouchi of Nottingham Forest, who won all their matches last month.

Lamouchi said: "I am very proud and happy because what we have done in September was just amazing. Thank you to the club, to the fans for your support and of course the staff, but the players because they make the difference and they did a great job.

Owls chief Garry Monk

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"We had three games in September but in the last six games we took 16 points, this is not nothing; it is amazing. Now we need to keep going and keep working to keep this rhythm.

"We know it is very difficult but we have given the players a lot of rest as they deserved it, but now we will start again and focus on Wigan, Hull, Reading, Luton and then the most important game for the fans against Derby.

"It is a good moment and we will enjoy it but we know the trip is long and tough. We know that we will face some bad moments but we have to keep working. We will enjoy now because what is done is done, and now we will focus on the future and that is Wigan away."

The other nominees to miss out were Slaven Bilic at West Bromwich Albion and Preston North End's Alex Neil.

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