NEWCASTLE United boss Alan Pardew has been nominated for October’s Manager of the Month award.
It represents a remarkable turnaround for Pardew, who went into the month under intense scrutiny and with his future being questioned.
October saw Newcastle pick up their first Premier League win of the season – a 1-0 victory against Leicester City – while they twice came from behind to draw 2-2 at Swansea City and also came from behind to win 2-1 at Tottenham.
In the League Cup, meanwhile, Pardew led United to a 2-0 triumph at the home of the holders, Manchester City.
Pardew will be up against Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho, Hull City’s Steve Bruce and West Ham United’s Sam Allardyce for the award.