In the title challenge, Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United and Carlo Ancelotti’s Chelsea have swapped positions at the top of the table over the course of the season. Whichever manager finishes the campaign on top will enjoy a high possibility of getting the award.
An F.A. Cup and Carling Cup run, plus an excellent first half of the season puts Martin O’Neill in the hat, along with Tottenham’s Harry Redknapp who has seen his Spurs side occupy the lucrative fourth spot for most of the season.
To complete the nominations, there is the hugely impressive European success of Roy Hodgson and Fulham, who having seen off the likes of Wolfsburg, Juventus and Hamburg, will compete in the final against Athletico Madrid.
Plenty of genuine contenders for the award, but who would you give it to, and why? Feel free to comment underneath this article, and vote in the poll to the right of this article.