The nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for December.Eddie Howe (AFC Bournemouth)
Five wins, 17 goals scored and a perfect 15 points from 15 available. Howe oversaw Bournemouth’s stylish, irresistible march to the Sky Bet Championship summit with his usual charm and humility - key factors in keeping his players focused as the attention builds.
Slavisa Jokanovic (Watford)
December was the month when the Serb began to show the Vicarage Road faithful his managerial prowess, leading Watford to four wins, including three on the road - notably at Fulham and Cardiff City, scoring an impressive 12 goals.
Aitor Karanka (Middlesbrough)
Karanka has built on the defensive stability he instilled last season to bring attacking flair and belief back to Teesside. A haul of 10 points from five games was founded on three clean sheets and a stirring 2-0 win over then leaders Derby County.
Mick McCarthy (Ipswich Town)
McCarthy's side appeared to be on a promotion mission in December, collecting 13 points from five games. Each of Ipswich's four December wins were achieved by at least a two-goal margin.
The winners will be announced on Friday.