Tony Carr will tomorrow (Thurs) finally be honoured as a London soccer legend when he receives a major award for his coaching career with the West Ham youth team.
He is expected to attend the annual London Football Legends Awards to collect the award for his outstanding outstanding contribution to the sport.
Also expected at the ceremony is England boss Roy Hodgson who will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Former Hammers boss Harry Redknapp is among the nominees for his contribution as West Ham manager in the ‘Outstanding contribution to a London club.’
Also nominated are: Alan Curbishley (Charlton), Ron Harris (Chelsea), Jim Cannon ( Crystal Palace ), Pat Rice (Arsenal), Mark Bright (Crystal Palace) and George Cohen ( Fulham).
Redknapp told Claretandhugh: “It’s great to be remembered like this for what I may have managed over at Upton Park but there’s no question in my mind it should go to Pat Rice.
“He had 44 years at Arsenal and has been fighting bravely against illness – I really hope Pat wins it.”
Mervn Day has also been nominated for the London goalkeeping award along with Phil Parkes (QPR), Dave Seaman (Arsenal), Pat Jennings (Spurs), John Jackson (Crystal Palace) and Peter Bonetti (Chelsea)