Premier League

Premier League Manager of the Month nominations - April 2022

Tom Gott
Guardiola & Klopp are up for the award
Guardiola & Klopp are up for the award / Michael Regan/Getty Images

Four managers who went through April without tasting defeat will butt heads for the honour of being named the Premier League's Manager of the Month for April 2022.

Up for the award are Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola, Brentford's Thomas Frank and Burnley's Mike Jackson.

Klopp and Guardiola both watched their side win four of their five matches across April, with the 2-2 draw between their two teams on April 10 the only blot on their otherwise perfect run of results.

Liverpool's month began with a 2-0 victory over Watford which was soon followed by that draw with Guardiola's City, but the positivity was quickly restored thanks to a 4-0 thumping of Manchester United.

They'd go on to dispatch of both Everton and Newcastle, keeping their hopes of toppling City at the top of the standings.

Unfortunately for the Reds, Guardiola had no plans to let Liverpool in. His City side ran out comfortable winners against Burnley, Brighton, Watford and Leeds, keeping them ahead in the race for the Premier League title.

One of the biggest managerial stories of the month was the departure of Sean Dyche as Burnley boss. The long-serving icon was given the boot and temporarily replaced by Jackson, who became the first Clarets boss to ever go unbeaten in their first four top-flight games.

A 1-1 draw with West Ham was a good way to start his reign, before Burnley stepped things up with consecutive victories over Southampton, Wolves and Watford to give them some breathing room in the relegation battle.

Over at Brentford, Frank has done an incredible job of ensuring his side don't fall into the drop-zone battle, with April's results going a long way to helping his case.

The Bees began the month by thumping Chelsea 4-1 and followed that up by seeing off West Ham and Watford, with a more-than-respectable 0-0 draw with Tottenham the only game in which they dropped points.