The November nominations for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award are:
Michael Carrick (Middlesbrough)
Carrick reportedly hesitated over taking the Boro job because he wasn’t sure he was ready. Both the tactical and psychological transformations on Teesside with 10 points gained in four games suggest he needn’t have worried.
Carlos Corberan (West Bromwich Albion)
Three wins and three clean sheets from three games for the rejuvenated Baggies. So steadying has been Corberan’s hand since taking over at The Hawthorns, there is now more talk of a promotion push than a relegation struggle.
Paul Heckingbottom (Sheffield United)
Three wins from four games ensured his team went into the World Cup break in the top two. Just as important is the belief and afterglow absorbed from a blistering second-half dismantling of leaders Burnley at Bramall Lane in a 5-2 win.
Mark Robins (Coventry City)
What had already been a remarkable recovery from a twin lack of home fixtures and fit strikers was accelerated in November under Robins’ calm leadership. A perfect four wins without conceding a goal lifted his side into the top half.