David Moyes has officially been appointed as the new manager of West Ham United, the London club has confirmed.
The Hammers brought an end to Slaven Bilic’s two-and-a-half year spell at the helm yesterday, when they decided to sack him after a string of poor results. Former Everton, Manchester United, and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes was the first name the media suggested to be in line in to take the job.
Unlike the club’s owners, the fans were against his appointment before it was even confirmed, and hit out at joint-chairman David Gold on twitter for even considering him for the job, bringing up a controversy that marred his recent job as Sunderland manager.
However, their pleas have seemingly fallen on deaf years, and the Scot will now take over from the sacked Bilic.
In an article on their official website, West Ham wrote: “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.”
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.”
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