Wolves have enjoyed a perfect January and that has been reflected in the nominations for the Premier League Player and Manager of the Month award.
Joao Moutinho has been nominated for the former award.
He will battle it out with Jarrod Bowen, David de Gea, Kevin de Bruyne, Jack Harrison and James Ward-Prowse to win the award, which is voted for by fans.
Bruno Lage is up for the latter, where he will be against Pep Guardiola, Dean Smith and Jurgen Klopp.
To see Wolves’ men mixing it up there with some of the very biggest names in the Premier League underlines how good the month has been.
Nobody could begrudge them these nominations and they are a deserved reward for such a good month which has seen them come down the outside in the race for European football.
As expected, Wolves fans on Twitter had plenty to say about the nominations at the end of an exciting and successful month.
It would be recognition of the job Lage has done if he won out over arguably the best two managers in the world with far greater resources and bigger squads.
And Moutinho is still doing the business even as a veteran midfielder, chipping in with vital goals against Manchester United and Brentford.
Here is how the news went down, with some supporters fearing the supposed curse of the Manager of the Month, where the recipient’s magic touch seems to wear off thereafter…
As much as he deserves it, the curse attached to it is not… pic.twitter.com/TVgiUepgB9— Chris WWFC Wood 🐺🇺🇸 (@WWFCOHIO) January 27, 2022
Vote for Dean Smith, we don’t want the curse when we have Arsenal and Tottenham up next 😆— KISHU SHEPHERD 🐏 (@Kishu_Shepherd) January 27, 2022
Noooooooo! With the greatest respect, we don't want that curse going into February! Let him have it in April/May when European football confirmed! 🐺💛🖤— Adrian Davies (@diverbaboo) January 27, 2022
We all agree he deserves it but with all due respect I hope he never wins one— Ron (@bigafizzy) January 27, 2022
He’s just so effortlessly good 🍷— Nick Allen (@NickAllen224) January 27, 2022
Joao Moutinho plays for my team 😍✨— Vargas 🇳🇴 (@Vargas12Com) January 27, 2022
Fully 100% deserved.— Elwyn Davies (@51elwyn) January 27, 2022
Football heaven— JAnderson (@Jandersonn94) January 27, 2022
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