The August nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are:
Marcelo Bielsa – Leeds United
The Argentine has made an exceptional start at Elland Road, giving outsiders like Mateusz Klich a chance to impress and his players licence to attack at will. Six unbeaten games yielded 14 points and took them top.
Tony Mowbray – Blackburn Rovers
Having won back the club’s Championship status, Mowbray is determined that Rovers won’t struggle again. Well organised at the back, exciting going forward, a nine-point haul from five unbeaten games suggests they belong.
Phil Parkinson – Bolton Wanderers
Has harnessed the momentum his side gained when securing their Championship status in the dying minutes of last season to perfection. Behind a solid defence, they beat West Brom, Reading and Birmingham to earn 10 points from five games.
Tony Pulis – Middlesbrough
Doing what he does best, organising from the back a Boro side that has collected 14 points from six unbeaten games. They conceded just two goals all month and registered five successive clean sheets, most notably at Leeds.
The winner will be announced on Friday 7 September
The judging panel comprises former Ipswich Town manager George Burley, Sky Sports’ EFL League expert Don Goodman; EFL Marketing Director Drew Barrand, League Managers’ Association Director Olaf Dixon and Sky Bet EFL Trader Mikey Mumford.