Tuesday, 7 November 2017

West Ham Name David Moyes As New Manager

David Moyes has been named as struggling West Ham's new manager
The English Premier League club have announced the 54-year-old former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland manager as successor to Slaven Bilic who was sacked on Monday.

Bilic had been expected to see out the season with the Hammers but he was dismissed by joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold in the wake of the 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Saturday.

The club have not disclosed the length of Moyes' contract.

Moyes is expected to take training for the first time on Tuesday and his first match will be at Watford on November 19.
The ex-Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss takes over at the London Stadium

In his unveiling video on West Ham's Twitter account, Moyes attempted to rally the fans, saying:
"I'm really looking forward to meeting the supporters, being in the stadium with them.

"I'm looking forward to seeing them getting right behind the team and my team also. We need the support, we need everyone with us.

"It's a big job we have in hand now but I'm sure with everybody together we can get the right results between now and the end of the season."
Hammers joint-chairman David Sullivan said:
"I would like to welcome David to West Ham United.

"This is a unique position for David Gold and myself - it is the first time in almost eight years at West Ham United that we have appointed a new manager during the season.

"We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the club.

"He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.

"He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again."
The Scot takes over at West Ham with the club currently in the Premier League relegation zone

A statement released by the club read:
"West Ham United can confirm the appointment of David Moyes as the club’s manager.

"The 54-year-old Scotsman arrives with tremendous experience and pedigree, having managed in the Premier League for 14 seasons, with eight of the last nine ending in top eight finishes.

"The former Preston, Everton, Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland boss has been voted the League Managers’ Association Manager of the Year on three occasions, in 2003, 2005 and 2009, and won 10 Premier League Manager of the Month awards.

"He enjoyed a magnificent eleven-year tenure at Goodison Park, leading the Toffees to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and an FA Cup final, before being hand-picked by Sir Alex Ferguson as his successor at Manchester United in the summer of 2013.
Moyes will work with the players over the international break before a run of three games he would hope to take points from. West Ham go to Watford, host Leicester and then visit Moyes' former side Everton.

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