David Moyes breaks silence on West Ham exit and reveals what he wants to do next

West Ham manager David Moyes looks on
David Moyes will leave West Ham this summer -Credit:Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

David Moyes has claimed that he is comfortable with his exit from West Ham and the manner in which it was handled.

Despite anticipating conversation around his future following the season's final game, the Hammers declared earlier this week that the 61-year-old will be leaving when his contract concludes this summer. The Irons' chiefs have additionally conducted discussions with potential successors, with ex-Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui predicted to take up the reins.

Numerous football pundits believe that after a tenure of four-and-a-half years, highlighted by bagging the Europa Conference League trophy last term, Moyes deserved more acknowledgement. However, Moyes said: "Look, there's a lot of things in football that can be done a lot better.

"But look, I'm really comfortable with the situation. I'm comfortable with the board, so at the moment everything's fine. It's football."

Reflecting on the decision, Moyes maintains it's the right path for both him and the club and confirms his intention to maintain his managerial career.

"I knew it was a decision that I'd have to take with my family and we have done," he revealed. "I've been away a long time from my family and now was the time to make that decision.

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"I think it's the right decision for both parties, for myself and the club and we'll go our separate ways having had, I think, a really good four-and-a-half years. Do I want to stay in management? 'Yes' would be the answer to that."

"But first and foremost would be a break. Last year we won the final on June 7 and we were back on July 1. We had three weeks off."

"If you look at the amount of games we've played over the last couple years and the little time we've had as a break, I strive to work as hard as I can at every club and I've tried to do that at West Ham as well. So I'm going to have a break. But I'm looking forward to working for the BBC and TalkSport in the Euros, working for UEFA. I want to keep really involved in football. I really love football."