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League Two Manager of the Month: Paul Tisdale

9 November 2018

MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale has been named the Sky Bet League Two Manager of the Month for October.

It took him 10 years at Exeter to be named Manager of the Month. He has managed it in three months at MK after a near-perfect October in which his side collected 16 points from a possible 18, conceding just two goals.

Tisdale said: “Coming into a new club you always hope to hit the ground running and get some results, so we have done that and I am looking forward to the season ahead.

“Things are going really nicely, but I want to be very careful not to get too carried away. 

“It is early days, I have certainly concentrated on the process of our performances, the results as nice as they are a product of that and there is a lot more work still to do, so forgive me but I am tempering all our excitement with knowing that it is only November and we have got a lot of games to go.

“But I’m very pleased with how it has gone so far and the way I have been welcomed into the club, there are lots of very good people here and it is a very nice place to be and I am very happy so far with the work that we have done.”

George Burley chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel.

He said: “After ten successful years at Exeter, Paul has shown in just three months at MK Dons what an excellent manager he is.

“They had a near perfect October collecting 16 points from a possible 18 while conceding just two goals.”

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Don Goodman said: “Many wondered how Paul Tisdale would cope in his first new role in over a decade, but he has taken barely any time to transmit his message onto his players.

“In October, an increase in clean sheets allowed them to turn draws into victories and propelled them up the table, hot on Lincoln’s heels.”

Sky Bet EFL trader Ivor Davies said: “Former Exeter boss Paul Tisdale guided his MK Dons side to five wins and a draw in October.

“The Dons now sit in second position and are all set to mount a serious title challenge.

“They are now 9/4 second favourites to win the Sky Bet League Two crown and as short as 4/11 for promotion.”


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