David Moyes among nominees for Barclays manager of the season

David Moyes seems a rejuvenated manager since his return to management in the Premier League with West Ham. The Londoners have been punching above their weight since the Scottish manager took over and they narrowly missed out on a place in the UEFA Champions League next season.

However, they got to settle for a place in the Europa League next season and this is a big development for West Ham who haven’t been in Europe since the 2006/07 football season.

With this notable improvement to the West Ham side, it comes as no surprise that David Moyes is one of the five managers who have been nominated for the 2020/21 Barclays Manager of the Season award.

Moyes undoubtedly transformed the Hammers from relegation battlers to candidates for the Champions League in less than 12 months of his taking over.

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However, he’ll face stiff competition from fellow nominees like Marcelo Bielsa of Leeds United, Pep Guardiola of Manchester City, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of Manchester United, and Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City.

The winner will be decided by the combination of the votes by the public and those of a panel of football experts. Voting will be on till 6 pm on Thursday, June 3 via the Premier League’s official website.

Find below the five candidates and the statistics of the teams they managed in the course of the 2020/21 season.

Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds Utd): P38 W18 D5 L15 GD+8

Pep Guardiola (Man City): P38 W27 D5 L6 GD+51
Comparison to 2019/20: +5pts

David Moyes (West Ham Utd): P38 W19 D8 L11 GD+15
Comparison to 2019/20: +26pts

Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City): P38 W20 D6 L12 GD+18
Comparison to 2019/20: +8pts

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Man Utd): P38 W21 D11 L6 GD+29
Comparison to 2019/20: +8pts