Newcastle boss Rafa Benítez has been nominated for the Premier League's Barclays Manager of the Season award.
Benitez is on a six-man shortlist for the award after guiding Newcastle to safety - and potentially a top-ten finish - in the top flight with largely the same squad that won the Sky Bet Championship title last season.
He is in esteemed company on the shortlist, which also includes:
- Manchester City's title-winning boss Pep Guardiola
- Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp
- Burnley boss Sean Dyche is nominated after guiding Burnley to the brink of Europe
- Former Magpies manager Chris Hughton
- Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson
Alan Pardew was the last Newcastle manager to win the award after the Magpies finished fifth in the top flight under his stewardship in 2011/12.