Sacked Lee Clark nominated for Football League award

Lee Clark has been shortlisted for the Football League's "outstanding managerial achievement" award, one week after his sacking by Huddersfield Town.

Clark was included in the three-man shortlist after steering the Terriers to a record 43-match unbeaten league run between January and November 2011.

The other nominees were Brighton boss Gus Poyet and Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman.

OUTSTANDING MANAGERIAL ACHIEVEMENT: THE NOMINATIONS

  • Gus Poyet (Brighton & Hove Albion) - for winning the League One title
  • Dougie Freedman (Crystal Palace) - for beating Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carling Cup
  • Lee Clark (ex-Huddersfield Town) - for setting a new League record for unbeaten regular season games

Clark was fired on 15 February with Huddersfield fourth in League One.

The 39-year-old whose playing career included spells at Newcastle, Sunderland and Fulham, guided the club to last season's play-off final, where they were beaten 3-0 by Peterborough.

This season, they had only lost three of their 30 league games, but were seven points off an automatic promotion spot after 13 draws.

Huddersfield Town were nominated in six different categories in the League's annual awards, more than any other club.

Football League Awards nominations

Championship player of the year - Peter Whittingham (Cardiff), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Adam Lallana (Southampton)

League One player of the year - Johnnie Jackson (Charlton), Jordan Rhodes (Huddersfield), Ched Evans (Sheffield United)

League Two player of the year - Marlon Pack (Cheltenham), Tyrone Barnett (Crawley, now on loan at Peterborough), Matt Ritchie (Swindon)

Football League young player of the year - Matt Phillips (Blackpool), Lewis Dunk (Brighton), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)

Outstanding Managerial Achievement - Gus Poyet (Brighton), Dougie Freedman (Crystal Palace), Lee Clark (Huddersfield)

Fan of the year - Paddy Cronesberry (Middlesbrough), Sue Pollard (Plymouth), Lynn Noon (Preston)

Goal of the year - Peter Whittingham (Cardiff), Darren Ambrose (Crystal Palace), Peter Leven (Oxford), Kari Arnason (Plymouth), Paul Coutts (Preston)

Community club of the year - Bury, Milton Keynes Dons, Notts County, Portsmouth, Rotherham

Family club of the year - Cardiff, Dagenham & Redbridge, Huddersfield, Portsmouth, Swindon, Tranmere

Best marketing campaign - Burnley, Cardiff, Hartlepool, Huddersfield, Hull, Walsall

Player in the community - Joel Ward (Portsmouth), Noel Hunt (Reading), Tamika Mkandawire (Millwall)

Unsung hero - Norman Rimmington (Barnsley), Paul Bradley (Preston), Warwick Rimmer (Tranmere)

Best matchday programme - Brighton, Burnley, Huddersfield, Notts County, Swindon, Torquay

Championship apprentice of the year - Gael Bigirimana (Coventry), Jonathan Williams (Crystal Palace), Jordan Obita (Reading)

League One apprentice of the year - Doyle Middleton (Preston), Jordan Cousins (Charlton), Matt Crooks (Huddersfield)

League Two apprentice of the year - Daniel Banister (Northampton), Miles Storey (Swindon), Nick Powell (Crewe)

Contribution to League football - TBA