David Moyes has parted ways with West Ham United following the end of his short-term contract.
The Scot succeeded Slaven Bilic at the helm of the club back in November, and guided the Hammers away from relegation zone, and up to a 13th-placed finish in the Premier League table. He bagged 9 wins and 10 draws in his 31 games in charge.
The former Manchester United boss reportedly met with the senior figures at West Ham on Monday, and despite the club’s co-owner, David Gold, publicly revealing that he hoped Moyes would stay on, the manager has ended up leaving the club.
Following the announcement, joint-Chairman David Sullivan stated (via Sky Sports): “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.
“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 10 days.”
Moyes’ assistants Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce, and Billy McKinlay have also departed from the London club along with the 55-year-old.