West Ham boss David Moyes has shrugged off his chances of winning the Premier League’s Manager of the Season award, insisting that Pep Guardiola deserves the prize instead.
The Scot has inspired a remarkable turnaround this campaign after the Hammers finished five points clear of the relegation places last term.
Indeed, West Ham sit in fourth with 13 games to go. But while there remains a scrap to finish in the Champions League places, Moyes has already earned his colleagues’ plaudits.
As such, he faced questions in Friday’s press conference about the potential of him scooping the ultimate coach’s prize.
However, he told reporters that Manchester City counterpart Guardiola is the “only” man worthy this season.
“There is only one candidate and that is Pep,” the manager said (via football.london).
“They have a great chance to win the Champions League, they are going to win the league they are in the League Cup final and he is doing a brilliant job.
“I hear him saying the other day they have the money to spend on top players which is always a help, but undoubtedly he is a manager who has his own style and improves players and is a good manager.”