By 90Min
February 01, 2019

Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer joins Burnley's Sean Dyche and Southampton's Ralph Hasenhuttl on the shortlist for January's Premier League Manager of the Month award.

After joining the club in December, Solskjaer embarked on a run of eight consecutive victories which extended into January, with that perfect record coming to an end in the side's last match of the month, a 2-2 draw with Burnley.

The Premier League published the news of the shortlist on their official website. On Solskjaer, they wrote: "The former Manchester United striker's stunning start to management at Old Trafford continued with 10 points from a possible 12 during the month.

"United claimed three victories, easing past Newcastle United at St James' Park, sealing a narrow 1-0 triumph at third-placed Tottenham Hotspur and producing a 2-1 home win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

"Solskjaer was then able to see his team's mettle as they responded to going behind for the first time under his management to fight back from 2-0 down at home to Burnley and claim a draw in added time."

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He will compete for the award with Dyche, who led his struggling Burnley side to two victories and two draws during the month of January, including the valuable draw with Solskjaer's United.

Important wins over both Huddersfield Town and Fulham were followed by draws against Watford and United, leaving Burnley 17th in the league standings.

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The final nominee for the award is Southampton boss Hasenhuttl, who has worked tirelessly to correct the Saints' disappointing start to the season. Another December appointment, Hassenhuttl has given Southampton a new lease of life in his two months in charge.

January began with an impressive goalless draw with Chelsea, and Southampton followed up that result with wins over Leicester City and Everton. The month ended with a dramatic draw with Crystal Palace, and the Saints now sit four points above the relegation zone.

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