The nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for October 2016.Rafa Benitez (Newcastle United)
Benitez's side swept all before them as a perfect five wins from five games took them to the top of the Sky Bet Championship table. As impressive as the variety of their attacking play was the delight his players took in conceding just two goals.
Simon Grayson (Preston North End)
Grayson's men made light work of fixtures against the top four in the table, with the manager guiding his side to three wins and a draw from five games as they climbed into the upper half. Most impressive of all their results was a 1-0 win away to Norwich.
Chris Hughton (Brighton & Hove Albion)
What looked to be an awkward fixture list turned out to be anything but as Hughton led Brighton to a 13-point haul from five games, including a first-ever win away to Sheffield Wednesday and a 5-0 gallop past promotion rivals Norwich.
Garry Monk (Leeds United)
Monk has shown a calmness in dealing with the pressure of the Leeds job while introducing his own methods at the club. Ten points from five games has the Elland Road faithful looking upwards again.
The winner will be announced on Friday.