JURGEN KLOPP, MAURIZIO SARRI TANGO FOR EPL FIRST MANAGER OF THE MONTH

JURGEN KLOPP, MAURIZIO SARRI TANGO FOR EPL FIRST MANAGER OF THE MONTH

New man on the saddle at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri is hoping to win his first award in the English Premiership as voting begins this Friday to pick the winner for August. Fans have up till Monday to make their choice.
Maurizio Sarri alongside Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, Javi Gracia of Watford and Totteham’s Mauricio Pochettino are the quartet jostling for the first prize of the new season.
All four managers have maintained 100% records at the start of the season have been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award for August.
For Klopp, he is hoping to win the award for the first time since September 2016.
New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has started his tenure with three wins from three and is also up for the prize, as is Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, whose side produced one of the results of the season so far with a 3-0 win at Manchester United on Monday.
However, the most deserving winner would surely be Javi Gracia, whose Watford team have an unexpectedly perfect record after three games.
The Hornets were tipped to go down by many people but some will be reconsidering that already.
The first Premier League Player of the Month award of the season is also up for grabs, with seven nominees on that shortlist.
Six players lead the early race for the golden boot with three goals to their names, and three of those players are nominated: Sadio Mane of Liverpool, Lucas Moura of Tottenham and Roberto Pereyra of Watford.


Mane’s teammate Virgil van Dijk is also nominated for keeping three clean sheets at the start of the season, while full backs Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City) and Marcos Alonso (Chelsea) are recognised for strong starts to the campaign.
Completing the shortlist is Cardiff goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who had never played in the Premier League before this month but saved penalties in each of his first two matches against Bournemouth and Newcastle.

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