CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe has been nominated for the Outstanding Managerial Achievement Award at the Football League Awards.

The gong recognises exceptional achievement over the last 12 months and fans suggested nominations via Sports Interactive's Football Manager twitter account and facebook page.

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook and Yeovil manager Gary Johnson are also in the running with the winner due to be announced at The Brewery in London on Sunday.

Howe guided Cherries to promotion from League One last term, with the Dean Court side in the relative safety of mid-table in the Championship this term.

Cherries legend Steve Fletcher will receive the Sir Tom Finney Award - recognising lifetime achievement - at the ceremony.

The club has also been nominated in the best digital content and audience growth category.