The nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for January 2017.Paul Lambert (Wolverhampton Wanderers)
The upward trend since his arrival at Molineux continued with seven points gained from four difficult fixtures. Maintained his players’ focus on the league even as they celebrated cup success over Premier League opposition.
Alex Neil (Norwich City)
Refused to buckle under the pressure of a poor pre-Christmas run. Maintained belief in his players and principles to inspire a nine-point haul from four January games that lifted Norwich back to the fringes of the play-off positions.
Jaap Stam (Reading)
Four victories from six games solidified Reading’s place in the play-off positions and underscored the patience that Stam preaches to his players - never more apparent than the win at Bristol City from 2-0 down with 18 minutes left.
Neil Warnock (Cardiff City)
His side collected 12 points from six games in a busy January in which his messages began to sink into his players. Organisation and spirit have been evident in all his teams. Both were obvious in Cardiff’s 3-2 comeback win at Bristol City.
The winner will be announced Friday.