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David Moyes to receive honorary award from Preston’s university

Posted on - 3rd December, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, UCLan
David Moyes played for and managed Preston North End
David Moyes played for and managed Preston North End

Former Preston North End manager is to receive an honorary degree from Preston’s university.

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David Moyes, who is the current West Ham United manager, and who played for PNE, is to be recognised by the University of Central Lancashire.

He receives the honour alongside Wigan Warriors legend Kris Radlinski MBE and author Jane Johnson.

Moyes, who had a famously turbulent time as Manchester United manager and has lived in Preston for years, is being acknowledged by UCLan for the significant contribution he has made as a football manager and player.

Kris Radlinski has been praised for his support for the university which has strong links with Wigan Warriors
Kris Radlinski has been praised for his support for the university which has strong links with Wigan Warriors

Radlinski, a former rugby league full-back and now general manager at Wigan, is being recognised for the significant contribution he has made to rugby league in Great Britain.

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Johnson is responsible for publishing the works of JRR Tolkien and has worked as publishing director for Harper Collins.

Jane Johnson is a major name in the publishing world
Jane Johnson is a major name in the publishing world

The trio receive their awards alongside 1,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students at the award ceremonies at Preston Guild Hall from Monday (4 December) to Wednesday (6 December).

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Moyes receives his award on Monday, Johnson on Tuesday and Radlinski on Wednesday.

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