One of the leading coaches in the British game, David Moyes was the first three-time winner of the LMA Manager of the Year award, and only Sir Alex Ferguson has picked up the trophy on more occasions.
He was appointed assistant manager of Preston North End while still a player and he was given the top job at Deepdale just four months short of his 35th birthday. Preston reached the Division Two play-offs in his first full season in charge and achieved promotion as champions at the end of the following campaign.
Having become one of the hottest properties in management, in March 2002 he was appointed manager at Everton. He led the club to a seventh place finish in the Premier League, an achievement that saw him voted LMA Manager of the Year. He picked up the award again two years later, after taking Everton to a fourth place finish and qualification for the Champions League. He picked up his third LMA
Manager of the Year award in 2009, after leading the Toffees to fifth in the Premier League and to the FA Cup final.
In July 2013 he succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of Manchester United. He subsequently managed in Spain with Real Sociedad, before returning to the Premier League in 2016 as manager of Sunderland.
Moyes is currently in his second stint as manager of West Ham and in the 2020–21 season he guided West Ham to a club record Premier League points total, finishing in sixth place and qualifying for the Europa League.