Alex Neil and Robbie Neilson win managerial awards

Hearts Head Coach Robbie Neilson receives the SPFL Championship Manager of the Month Award for October. Picture: SNS

Hearts Head Coach Robbie Neilson receives the SPFL Championship Manager of the Month Award for October. Picture: SNS

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ALEX NEIL and Robbie Neilson have been awarded the SPFL Managers of the Month for October for the SPFL Premiership and Championship respectively.

Alex Neil’s recent success with Hamilton earned him the award as he guided Hamilton to an impressive run in the league that included two wins in three games. Hamilton also managed to secure their first win at Celtic Park since 1938 and enjoyed a spell at the top of the Premiership.

Hamilton player/manager Alex Neil receives the SPFL Premiership Manager of the Month Award for October. Picture: SNS

Hamilton player/manager Alex Neil receives the SPFL Premiership Manager of the Month Award for October. Picture: SNS

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Meanwhile, Robbie Neilson’s second monthly managerial award of the season came after the young manager successfully kept his side top of the Championship. Hearts run saw them secure three wins out of four, as well as hard fought draw with Edinburgh rivals Hibs at Easter Road. They have also managed to remain unbeaten under Neilson’s reign this season and remain four points clear of Rangers at the top of the Championship.

The announcements follow yesterday’s presentation to John Guidetti as SPFL Player of the Month for October, an award which covers all four leagues.

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