Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 15:52• Guy Habets • Last update: 15:56

Erik ten Hag already has a chance to win an individual prize in his third month as manager of Manchester United. De Tukker is competing for the title of Manager of the Month for September, the Premier League announced on Thursday. His competitors are Antonio Conte of Tottenham Hotspur and Gary O’Neill of Bournemouth.

In August, Ten Hag lost two more matches with his United in the Premier League, but from September everything goes crescendo for the trainer and his team. Mancunians. On September 1, Leicester City won 1-0, followed by victories in the top match against Arsenal (3-1) and in the Europa League visiting Sheriff Tiraspol: 0-2. In a European context, Real Sociedad lost 0-1 at home, but that does not affect the nominations for the Manager of the Month award in the Premier League.

So only two league games were played in September, as United were suspended two games due to the death of Queen Elizabeth and because there is now international football. That is also the reason that the nominations have already been announced. If Ten Hag actually wins the prize, he will be the third Dutchman to be named Manager of the Month in England. Martin Jol previously won that prize once as a Tottenham coach and Ronald Koeman was elected no less than three times during his time at Southampton.

United’s advance has resulted in fifth place in the Premier League for the time being. The men of Ten Hag will return to action on 2 October. Then the city derby against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium is on the program. Traveling a few days later the Red Devils off to Cyprus to meet Omonia Nicosia.


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