After collecting the manager of the year award three times when he was Everton, David Moyes is making a convincing challenge for number four.
When he returned to West Ham in December 2019, Moyes found a club drifting towards the Championship.
In less than 13 months, he has transformed them into a hugely impressive unit, solid at the back and dangerous in attack, full of graft and craft.
When the final whistle went at Selhurst Park, West Ham were in the top four, a point above Liverpool. What a turnaround it has been and Moyes – above anyone – deserves credit for it.
His team fell behind in the third minute to Wilfried Zaha’s goal and then dominated the next 87.
The outstanding Tomas Soucek’s first-half double put them in front, with Craig Dawson heading a deserved third midway through the second half. Michail Antonio hit the post twice and could have had four goals.
Substitute Michy Batshuayi pulled a goal back in the final minute of stoppage time but anything less than a West Ham win would have been disappointing