Burnley boss Sean Dyche has been named the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month for February.Dyche seems to have an innate ability to time a promotion drive to perfection.
While their rivals stuttered, he guided his team through six unbeaten games - including a pivotal 1-0 win over then leaders Hull City - to the top of the Sky Bet Championship.
The manager said: “It great to be recognised for the good run we’ve been on. We’ve got a great group of staff and a great group of players, so this is for them, too.”
George Burley, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: “Sean is again showing what a fantastic manager he is by guiding Burnley up the table and they are now looking good for a quick return to the Premier League.
“Unbeaten in six games during the month, including a great win against league leaders Hull City to take them to the top of the Sky Bet Championship.”
Sky Sports’ Football League pundit Don Goodman said: “Sean’s determination to get back to the Premier League has shone through this month with his Burnley side unbeaten in six games.
“This is the time of the season where promotion can either be won or lost and if they do get promoted, they are sure to reflect on February as the month where their promotion charge took off.”
Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery said: “Unbeaten in the league since Boxing Day it’s not hard to see why Burnley manager Dyche is drawing plaudits.
“After beating fellow promotion hopefuls Hull, The Clarets rounded the month out with a hat-trick of hard-fought wins against Rotherham, Nottingham Forest and Bolton.”
The Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town boss George Burley, Sky Sports’ Football League expert Don Goodman; Football League Chief Operating Officer Andy Williamson; League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet Football Trading Manager Paul Lowery.