Moyes is #16

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 7th November 2017

West Ham United have confirmed the appointment of David Moyes as the club's 16th full time manager.

The 54-year-old Scot was announced as Slaven Bilic's successor just 24 hours after the Croat was given his marching orders, following West Ham's drop into the relegation zone at the weekend.

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Moyes, who made his name at Everton before experiencing three high profile failures at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland has signed a short-term contract until the end of the current season.

"It feels great to be here," he said. "West Ham is a big club. Wherever you go they are known.

"I've been really fortunate in that I've managed some really great clubs, and I have been offered some other opportunities recently. But I wanted a job that would give me a real good chance. 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're in the season now and we have to get up-and-running right away to get the job done.

"We are without some players at the moment who are away on international duty but hopefully we'll get the chance to work with the players who are here this week and I am looking forward to it."

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Co-chairman David Sullivan, who has now fired Franco Zola, Avram Grant and Bilic since gaining control of the club in 2010 added: "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 needed somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it.

"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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