Marcelo Bielsa nominated for Manager of the Month Award

Marcelo Bielsa nominated for Manager of the Month Award

Head coach up for monthly gong.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month Award for July.

Bielsa guided Leeds to six straight wins in the month, culminating with the Sky Bet Championship title, with the Whites winning the league by 10 points.

The month of July started with an impressive 3-1 away victory against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, which was followed up by a rampant 5-0 win against Stoke City at Elland Road.

Pablo Hernandez’s late winner then gave Leeds another three points on the road at Swansea City, before Yorkshire rivals Barnsley were defeated 1-0 on home soil.

Results elsewhere saw Leeds United become champions ahead of the penultimate trip of the season to Pride Park and following a guard of honour, the Whites put in another delightful display, with a 3-1 away win.

Leeds rounded off July and the season with another champions performance and a sixth straight win, with a 4-0 victory over Charlton Athletic at Elland Road, before lifting the Sky Bet Championship title.

Leeds scored 17 goals in the month of July, conceding just two.

Bielsa has won the Manager of the Month Award once already this season for November and the winner will be announced on Friday.

His competition this time around is Steve Cooper (Swansea), Nathan Jones (Luton Town), Michael O’Neill (Stoke City), Scott Parker (Fulham) and Gerhard Struber (Barnsley).