Premier League: West Ham confirm Moyes

Premier League: West Ham confirm Moyes

Former Everton and Manchester United manager, David Moyes is back in the Premier League after he was confirmed as the new manager of West Ham United.

Moyes will now replace Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday after the Hammers suffered another defeat, this time a 4-1 rout by Liverpool.

“West Ham United can confirm the appointment of David Moyes as the club’s manager,” the London based club said in an official statement on their website.

The 54-year-old, who has been without a job since resigning as manager of relegated Sunderland in May, has put pen to paper to a deal that will see him stay at the club until the end of the current campaign.

The ex-Real Sociedad boss was welcomed by club joint chairman, David Sullivan, who said Moyes was the club’s preferred choice to replace the departed Slaven Bilic due to his PL experience and knowledge.

“I would like to welcome David to West Ham United,” Sullivan said. “We need[ed] 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.”

Moyes arrives the club with enough experience, having managed in the PL for 14 seasons, 11 of which were at Merseyside club, Everton, where he finished in the top eight at least eight times.

The Scotsman also had an unsuccessful spell at Manchester United, after he was handpicked by the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, despite the enormous task ahead of him,  saving the Hammers from the drop come end of season, Moyes is raring to go.

“It feels great to be here,” Moyes said. “I wanted a job that would give me a real good chance [of success]. I wanted a big fanbase, a big club, and West Ham fitted the bill.

“I’m really just looking forward to getting started, because we are now in the season and we have to get up-and-running right away to get the job done.”

Moyes’s first match in charge of the Hammers will be a difficult trip to the Vicarage Road to take on Watford after the international break.

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