Barnsley boss Daniel Stendel has been nominated for the Sky Bet League One Manager of the Month award, as confirmed by the club’s official website.
The German coach is in contention for February’s award, alongside Plymouth Argyle boss Derek Adams, Luton Town coach Mick Harford and Sunderland gaffer Jack Ross. The winner of the award will be announced on Friday March 8th.
Whilst Stendel undoubtedly deserves to be in contention for this recognition given the Oakwell club’s February form, he faces stiff competition. Sunderland themselves have been impressing recently and have re-entered the race, alongside the Tykes, for automatic promotion into the Championship.
The Black Cats currently sit in third, just two points behind Barnsley and with a game in hand.
Surprisingly, it would seem that many Reds fans would prefer to see Ross win this manager of the month award instead of Stendel, as some supporters see it as a bad luck omen.
After the announcement, plenty of Barnsley fans to took to Twitter to give their reaction to Stendel’s inclusion amongst the nominees…
NO WE DONT WANT IT
— Rhys (@RhysFrench15) 6 March 2019
Well deserved…..team/coaching staff effort….massive congratulations @StendelDaniel
— Chalky White (@YoungChalkster) 6 March 2019
He don’t want it give it Someone else
— Josh Critchley (@CritchBFC) 6 March 2019
Well deserved but we don’t want it. We all know what happens when they win it. You lose
— Sam North (@SamNorth66) 6 March 2019
As much as he deserves it I hope he doesn’t get it. Kiss of death. We know he’s the best and that’s all that matters.
— Steve Rose (@SteveRose1968) 6 March 2019
About time surely after all he’s done he should get it look at the stats they speak for themselves
— Clare (@Clare231965) 6 March 2019
— Carl (@CRMW87) 6 March 2019
Jack Ross should win it
— Chris Arch (@HumanShapedMan) 6 March 2019