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José nominated for Manager of the Month

Royals boss up for March award

11 April 2019

Reading manager, José Gomes has been nominated for the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award for March.

After a month which saw the Royals climb out of the relegation zone, picking up 10 points out of a possible 15, Gomes has been recognised by the Sky Bet Championship for a fruitful month from a Reading perspective.

March started in the most dramatic of fashions, with two last-gasp winners against direct rivals in Ipswich Town and Wigan Athletic setting the tone for Reading's recent run of form - earning vital points along the way.

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A difficult evening against high-flying Leeds United followed, but Gomes rallied his troops to earn another valuable point on a blustery afternoon away at Stoke City.

The return from the international break rounded off the month, with Gomes and his team ending Preston North End's 12-match unbeaten run in fine style - thanks to goals from Yakou Méïté and Mo Barrow.

Sky Bet have detailed Gomes' fellow nominees as follows: 

Daniel Farke (Norwich City)

The German keeps being nominated because his team keeps winning. Five straight victories in March, which established a five-point lead, were built as much on resilience and determination as on Norwich’s free-flowing football.

James Shan (West Bromwich Albion)

Thrust unexpectedly into the caretaker role with Albion in danger of slipping out of the play-off positions, he has skilfully re-established calmness and stability among his players, who responded with nine points from nine.

Dean Smith (Aston Villa)

A perfect month and maximum 15 points from five games included wins over three Midlands rivals - Derby, Nottingham Forest and, of course, Birmingham.

Congratulations to José on his nomination, and the winner of March's award will be announced on Friday 12th April.

There's still time to secure your seat for the Royals' clash against Brentford this weekend, simply click the banner below for further ticket information.

Sky Bet Championship


Saturday 13th April, 3pm (Madejski Stadium)


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