Chris Wilder has done a very, very good job at Sheffield United.
The Blades are fifth in the table on a tiny budget and have impressed everybody.
But to suggest he deserves the Manager of the Year award ahead of Jurgen Klopp, who has quite literally masterminded the best start to a season of any European club in the history of football, is baffling.
That’s what Lee Dixon has done, though.
“Arguably he has done a better job than Klopp,” Dixon said of Wilder, cited by the Premier League.
“The way they are playing, the tactics on the pitch… it’s surprised a lot of opposition the way he has gone about the game. I think arguably he should be up there at the top of that list.”
Wilder has done a better job than any other manager in the top flight, bar Klopp.
You can’t do a better job than a manager who is 22 points clear at the top having won 24 and drawn once so far – all while bringing precisely zero new first-team players during the summer – bar backup goalkeeper Adrian.
Does this really need explaining to anyone?
The truth is, of course, Klopp won’t care that much about his individual recognition – he’s going all out for the big team awards – which we’re convinced he’s going to secure as well.