West Ham release David Moyes statement amid Julen Lopetegui talks

David Moyes
David Moyes will leave West Ham United this summer -Credit:Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images

West Ham United have confirmed that David Moyes will leave the club.

The 61-year-old will depart the London Stadium at the end of his contract this summer. Moyes has been West Ham manager since returning for a second spell in 2019.

The Hammers are reportedly in talks with former Real Madrid and Spain boss Julen Lopetegui as Moyes' replacement. “I have enjoyed four and a half brilliant years at West Ham, and the Club is in a stronger position than when I returned back in 2019," Moyes said in a statement on the club's website.

“When I joined West Ham for a second time, the Club was one place above the relegation zone, and it has been a terrific journey to have achieved three consecutive seasons in Europe. After leading the Club to safety, we guided the team to finishes of 6th and 7th in the Premier League, and I was delighted when we won the Europa Conference League title last June – the Club’s first major trophy in 43 years.

“I would like to thank all the players for their support, and all the success they have achieved, over the last four and a half years. I have really enjoyed working with everyone at West Ham, and I would like to thank the Board for giving me the opportunity to manage this great Club.

“I wish my eventual successor, the Directors, the players, the staff, the fans, and everybody at West Ham, all the very best for the future.”

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The announcement of Moyes' departure comes a day after West Ham's heavy 5-0 loss at Chelsea on Sunday. West Ham are now set to miss out on European football next season with the Hammers ninth in the table - five points off eighth with two games left.

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said: “On behalf of everyone at West Ham United, I would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to David for the contribution he has made to the Football Club during his time as manager.

“David has been responsible for a period of great progress and success in our history, and we are extremely grateful for all of his hard work, commitment and dedication to the role. David has been an absolute professional to work with and he will leave with our greatest respect and good wishes – he deserves to be held in the highest esteem for the service he has given to West Ham United, and we wish him every success in the future.

“By making this announcement now, it allows David to get the send-off he deserves from the West Ham supporters and for us all to show our appreciation to him at our final home fixture of the season against Luton Town on Saturday.”