Manager David Moyes departs West Ham following the season’s end. The club confirmed this fact on Wednesday.
David Moyes Departs West Ham
Moyes arrived at the Hammers with the club looking destined for the drop. However, despite successfully saving their Premier League status for next season, he has decided to part ways with the club.
West Ham confirmed his departure on their official website, also stating that Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay followed him out the door with immediate effect.
Joint-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.
“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.”
Seeking Pastures New
Moyes had initially hoped to extend his short-term contract. However, David Sullivan reportedly interviewed Shakhtar Donetsk coach Paulo Fonseca at his home in Essex shortly after the current manager’s contract expired.
This incident ruffled the feathers of the former Manchester United and Sunderland boss. Especially considering he was still in line for a possible new contract to continue with the club next season.
Co-owner David Gold spoke out in support of Moyes, but the 55-year-old has decided against staying on at the club after the incident.
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