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Nuno nominated for manager of the month

Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award after guiding Wolves to three wins in April.

Manchester United, Arsenal and Watford were all beaten during the month to continue Wolves’ charge for seventh spot in the Premier League. Wolves also drew 0-0 against Brighton and lost at Southampton and to Watford in the FA Cup semi-final.

Nuno will be aiming to win the award for the second time this season after earning it in September when he made history as the first Wolves boss to receive the award, on the back of 10 points from four unbeaten matches. It is his third nomination this season in a fantastic first campaign back in the Premier League, after he was also up for the gong in December.

The other nominees for the award are Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) and Fulham caretaker boss Scott Parker.

City beat Cardiff, Crystal Palace, Tottenham, Manchester United and Burnley in the League, scoring nine goals and conceding just one, while they also reached the FA Cup final with a 1-0 win against Brighton at Wembley and went out of the Champions League to Spurs on away goals.

Liverpool overcame Southampton, Chelsea, Cardiff, and relegated Huddersfield, scoring 12 and conceding just one, also beating Porto in both legs for an aggregate 6-1 scoreline to reach thee Champions League semi-finals.

After a 4-1 defeat at Watford to start the month – their ninth loss in a row – Parker steered relegated Fulham to three successive wins without conceding a goal.

Nuno was voted Championship manager of the month in November 2017 Championship manager of the year last season. He was also La Liga manager of the month three times during his 16 months in charge of Valencia in 2014-15.