TalkSport pundit Jason Cundy says that David Moyes has to be in consideration for Manager of the Year following the job he has done at West Ham United this season.
The Hammers have certainly had the campaign to remember, and currently sit in the driver’s seat when it comes to finishing in the Champions League. It is a remarkable turnaround considering they finished last season in 16th in a year where West Ham United fans were incredibly vocal about their anger towards the club.
And as heard on the TalkSport Daily Podcast, Cundy thinks that if they were to finish the job and end the season inside the top four, then Moyes should be considered a shoo-in to be given the Manager of the Year, even ahead of the likes of Man City boss Pep Guardiola:
“If West Ham get top four, now I know Pep Guardiola’s Man City have been fabulous this season, but what is a bigger achievement? Man City winning the title or West Ham getting top four? For me, if David Moyes does that, he has to be Manager of the Year.”
Will West Ham finish in the top four?
TIF Thoughts on Jason Cundy’s comments about David Moyes being Manager of the Year…
Cundy is right to compare West Ham to Manchester City in all of this, because when you take everything into account, such as expectations and budget available, one achievement far outweighs the other.
Much in the same way there were some people calling for Chris Wilder to win the award last season given the squad that he had to work with compared with the rest of the division, you can’t just look at the league table when handing out awards.
So with all things considered, if West Ham do manage to make the Champions League, there really shouldn’t be much argument on who deserves to win the award the most.