Ignore idiots like this
Lampard took Chelsea from 3rd to 4th and did statistically worse than Sarri as well as making Chelsea defensively worse than almost anytime ever.
Smith spent an absolute fortune, his side couldn't defend and but for a dodgy hawkeye malfunction they would have gone down.
So for the year of 2020 neither of them did better than Bielsa.
I think that what is being missed by people like the Journalist above is the "coach" bit.
This isnt a plop your medals down on the table for the year and lets have a count.
This is an award for a person who has done the best COACHING.
Who has made the most of what they had at there disposal.
Imo thats where MB deserves this nomination.
His faith in his small group, his faith in a 20 year old Baby faced goalie when our number 1 got banned.
His faith and work with an average Championship winger when we needed a left back. (Dallas).
His work and faith in Paddy Bamford .
He has kept faith and improved again for that 2nd season his small group.
Ask Ben White if Bielsa deserves his nomination.
Bielsa improves players, he coaches.
Its not about trophies, its about coaching, and a coach improves players and teams and for the 2020 year we improved again.
That is why he got his nomination.
Progression on the pitch as a group and as individuals.