Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has been named on a four-man shortlist for the Premier League Manager of the Month for December 2020. Dean Smith made the list after an impressive return of three wins and two draws from five league matches in the month of December.
Dean Smith has been able to lead Aston Villa into the top half of the table with 26 points from 15 league games this season. This is a significant improvement from last season as Dean Smith and Aston Villa narrowly escaped relegation from the division in their first season back with the big boys. Aston Villa are three points off the Champions League places as things stand with two games in hand.