Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta is among the four men who led their teams to outstanding results in December 2021 and have have been nominated for the Manager of the Month award.
The shortlisted managers are Arteta, Anthonio Conte, Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.
Arteta who started the month with narrow defeats at Manchester United and Everton thereafter led his side to win four matches in a row, including a 4-1 victory at Leeds United followed by a 5-0 success at Norwich City.
Conte enjoyed an unbeaten record in his first full month as Tottenham Hotspur head coach, including three wins and a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool at home.
A scintillating 7-0 win against Leeds and 6-3 victory at home to Leicester City were the highlights from a perfect month in which Manchester City went eight points clear at the top under Gurdiola.
Under Klopp Liverpool won four of their six matches last month, including an emphatic 4-1 success at Merseyside rivals Everton and a stoppage-time victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers.