Moyes named manager of year again

David Moyes has been named manager of the year for the third time after guiding Everton to fifth place in the Premier League and into Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea.

The Scot also won the award given by the League Managers' Association (LMA) in 2003 and 2005, moving him clear of a group containing Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Steve Coppell, who have each won the honour twice since its inception in 1996.

Speaking at the LMA's awards dinner in Nottingham on Tuesday night, chairman Howard Wilkinson said: "Since joining Everton, David has not only transformed the club's fortunes, he has also created a huge fan base, including many of his fellow managers.

"With only modest financial backing, he has shown what can be achieved through discipline, dedication and an innate ability to get the best out of every player."

Manchester United manager Ferguson was voted Premier League Manager of the Year and also picked up a Special Merit award while his son Darren won the League One award after guiding Peterborough to a second successive promotion.