October saw numerous teams rise from the bottom half of the table as teams that started poorly are starting to gain traction now.
The top two, Bournemouth and Fulham are breaking away from the pack as both sides look like early contenders for automatic promotion back to the Premier League.
Let’s take a look at who we’ve nominated for the Manager Of The Month award and make sure to vote below!
Scott Parker – Bournemouth
Scott Parker continues to prove how good of a manager he is since he took over at Bournemouth in June 2021.
The Cherries won all of their games in October and just conceded one goal throughout the month. This extraordinary form has left them nine points clear of third place after just 15 games.
Bournemouth are still unbeaten in the league this season and they’re enjoying the joint best start to a Championship season after 15 games.
Sheffield United are the only other team to have been on 37 points after the opening 15 games as they went on to gain promotion to the Premier League during the 2005/06 Championship season.Embed from Getty Images
Marco Silva – Fulham
Fulham currently sit in second place in the Championship as they look to bounce straight back into the Premier League after finishing 18th last season.
Marco Silva was appointed in the summer of 2021 and has proved to be a successful appointment ever since.
The Cottagers lost just once in October as they were defeated 4-1 by fourth place Coventry City at the start of the month.
However, Fulham haven’t looked back since after they’ve managed to win their following four games including a 3-0 win over fellow promotion hopefuls, West Brom.
This fantastic form has left Fulham four points clear of third place as they hope to make that gap bigger going into November.Embed from Getty Images
Neil Critchley – Blackpool
Blackpool started off the month in 14th place after winning the League One play-offs last season which saw The Tangerines reach the Championship for the first time since 2015.
A fantastic month for Critchley and Blackpool saw them win four out of their five games as they broke into the play-off places after an impressive 1-0 away win at Sheffield United.
Neil Critchley also led Blackpool to a 2-0 win over rivals, Preston during October as the feel-good factor is well and truly back at Bloomfield Road.
Blackpool are finally bouncing back after poor ownership saw The Tangerines fall down to League Two in 2016, the club is certainly on the up.Embed from Getty Images
Steve Cooper – Nottingham Forest
Cooper has only been in the job since the 21st of September following the sacking of Chris Hughton after a winless start.
Forest haven’t looked back since as Cooper dragged the club off the bottom of the Championship after picking up 10 points from a possible 15 in October.
Steve Cooper has turned the clubs fortunes around in just over a month as Forest currently sit 18th in the league, nine points from the relegation zone, with a view of progressing further up the Championship table.Embed from Getty Images