West Ham confirm David Moyes departure despite Premier League survival

David Moyes has left West Ham following the expiry of his contract
David Moyes has left West Ham following the expiry of his contract

West Ham have confirmed David Moyes has left his role as manager despite keeping the club in the Premier League.

The 55-year-old joined the Hammers in November and was handed a short-term contract at the London Stadium.

Moyes was tasked with steering the club away from relegation danger and secured a solid 13th place finish.

Joint West Ham chairman David Sullivan said: “I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to David Moyes and his staff for achieving the target of keeping West Ham United in the Premier League.

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David Moyes feels hard done by after keeping West Ham up
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“Throughout his time here, David has carried himself with dignity and honesty and we have all found him to be a pleasure to work with.

“He, Alan, Stuart and Billy accepted the challenge and attacked it head on, turning around a difficult situation. They deserve great respect for the job they have done and they leave the club with our best wishes.

“When David and his team arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only on the six months until the end of the season, at which point a decision would be made with regards to the future.

“Having taken stock of the situation and reflected now the campaign is complete, we feel that it is right to move in a different direction.


“We are already taking steps to identify and recruit the manager we believe can take West Ham United forward in line with our ambitions.

“We aim to appoint a high-calibre figure who we feel will lead the club into an exciting future for our loyal supporters within the next ten days.”


West Ham have also confirmed that Moyes’ assistants Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay have departed with immediate effect.

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