West Ham boss David Moyes named Manager of the Year at London Football Awards 2021

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David Moyes has been named Manager of the Year at the London Football Awards after turning West Ham from relegation contenders into Champions League contenders.

The Scot has been recognised for the brilliant job he has done at the London Stadium and saw off a shortlist that included Emma Hayes and Thomas Frank to claim the prize at a virtual ceremony on Tuesday night.

Moyes has rebuilt his reputation since taking over in December 2019 and has West Ham in the fight for a top-four finish in the Premier League with five games left.

He kept the Hammers up last season with a strong finish after lockdown and has worked miracles this term.

West Ham are just three points off fourth sport and Moyes is also likely to be up for the LMA Manager of the Year award along with managers including Pep Guardiola and Brendan Rodgers.

Moyes’ award was one of 10 announced on Tuesday night at a virtual ceremony hosted by Alex Scott.

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson had already been recognised with the award for an Outstanding Contribution to London Football.

This year’s London Football Awards are again in support of the charity Willow, which was founded by former Arsenal goalkeeper Bob Wilson.

Nominees were selected by an expert judging panel from the worlds of football and media, from former players to major footballing bodies and sports media, including The Evening Standard, Sky Sports, BBC, The Daily Telegraph and talkSPORT.

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