Burnley's Mike Jackson named Premier League manager of the month

Mike Jackson is named Premier League manager of the month for April after taking over from Sean Dyche… and guiding Burnley to three wins and a draw to boost hopes of avoiding relegation

  • Mike Jackson has been named Premier League Manager of the Month for April
  • The interim boss has guided the Clarets to three wins and one draw last month 
  • He is the first Clarets manager to go unbeaten in his first four top-flight games

Burnley’s caretaker manager Mike Jackson has been named April’s Premier League Manager of the Month.

The interim head coach became the first Clarets manager to go unbeaten in his first four top-flight matches and has turned their fortunes around since taking over the reins from long-serving Sean Dyche.

Jackson oversaw a dramatic turnaround victory at Watford, a 2-0 win at home to Southampton and a 1-0 triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as a draw at West Ham United.

Burnley boss Mike Jackson has been named April’s Premier League Manager of the Month

Interim boss Jackson has guided Burnley to three victories and one draw during the last month 

Burnley scored six goals and conceded just twice, including two clean sheets along the way.

The results in April have given a huge boost to Burnley’s hopes of safety, although they remain level on points with Leeds United.

Jackson, who stepped up from his role as the club’s Under-23 coach, becomes the first Burnley manager to win the award since Dyche, the man he replaced, did so in February 2020.

 Jackson becomes the first Burnley manager to win the monthly award since Sean Dyche

Jackson beat Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp and Brentford’s Thomas Frank to the award after the four made the final shortlist for April.

Jackson told the Burnley website: ‘It’s very humbling in terms of the managers that were in the running for it as well and what they’ve achieved in the last month. I’m very humbled by it, we’re grateful.

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‘I know it’s my name on it, but there’s a lot of individuals around here who have done so much work as well, so it’s a massive team effort.

‘You try and work as hard as you can, you try and do the best that you can, and I think that’s all that anyone can ever ask of you.

‘That’s what we’ve tried to do here, we ask that of the players and the staff, and if you keep working along those lines of what we’re about – the hard work to even compete at this level – that’s the main thing.

‘The players have really worked hard over the last few weeks, not just physically, it’s the mental side of it as well. In the last few weeks, they’ve been through a lot but that brings them closer together, it brings the whole place together.’




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