West Ham United disrespect continues as David Moyes overlooked for Manager of the Year award
If you ask any West Ham fan how there season went, you’d be hard pressed to find any that are disappointed with what David Moyes has done.
Ignore the fact they made it to the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, beating both Manchester United and Man City en route.
Ignore the fact they made it to the Europa League semi-finals and it was a ridiculous red card from an experienced man that ended up costing them. Just focus on their Premier League campaign alone.
With two games to go before the campaign comes to a close, the Hammers sit in seventh place just three points behind Manchester United having played a game less. Their push for Europa League football for a second straight season continues.
But up until very recently, they were still in the hunt for Champions League football alongside Arsenal and Tottenham.
Moyes’ side remain one of just two teams to secure a victory against Jurgen Klopp’s side, beating them 3-2 back in November at the London Stadium in a thrilling game.
They’ve also beaten Tottenham and Chelsea during the season, showing that as a side they’re now more than capable of hanging with the top sides.
Considering just two seasons ago when Moyes joined the club they were battling against relegation, the job he’s done is often overlooked.
That continued when on Friday the nominees for Premier League Manager of the Year were announced and the Scot was omitted from the list.
Undoubtedly Pep Guardiola, Klopp and Newcastle boss Eddie Howe were all worthy nominees for the jobs they’ve done at their respective clubs. That is not up for debate at all.
Brentford’s Thomas Frank has also earned his nomination, with his side securing a mid-table finish and almost as many points as both Norwich and Watford combined – the teams they were promoted alongside last summer.
Patrick Vieira is the other man to come into the mix as the fifth and final nominee, but his inclusion is rather baffling.
While he has done a great job, Palace haven’t done much in the league and are just three points better off this season than they were last under Roy Hodgson. They’re sitting in mid table with nothing to compete for for much of the run in.
Moyes’ achievements at a club like West Ham have been terrific and while he probably shouldn’t win the award, he deserved to be recognised for his achievements this season at the very lease.
In other West Ham news, West Ham missed out on major January signing over £8.5m according to Fabrizio Romano.
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