Shortest reign ever - official!

  • by Staff Writer
  • Wednesday, 16th May 2018

David Moyes' seven-month stay at West Ham United is the shortest reign of any manager in the club's history.

Although debate will rage over whether he should be considered, given the nature of the short-term contract he accepted back in November, there is no doubt that Moyes' reign is the shortest of any manager to have taken on a full-time role in the club's history.

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At just 191 days, Moyes tenure lasted exactly 40 days less than the previous record holder Lou Macari, who was sacked in February 1990 - exactly 231 days after being handed the role vacated by club legend John Lyall.

The only other full-time manager to stay in his position for less than a calendar year is Avram Grant, who was fired three weeks shy of his first anniversary. By contrast the longest-serving manager in West Ham United's history is Sid King, who lasted an impressive 30 YEARS in the managerial hotseat!

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West Ham's shortest-managerial reigns

1. David Moyes: 191 days, contract expired (2017-18)
2. Lou Macari: 231 days, sacked (1989-90)
3. Avram Grant: 347 days, sacked (2010-11)
4. Franco Zola: 610 days, sacked (2008-10)
5. Alan Curbishley: 631 days, left of own volition (2006-08)

7. Glenn Roeder: 838 days, sacked (2001-03)
6. Slaven Bilic: 880 days, sacked (2015-17)
8. Alan Pardew: 1,149 days, sacked (2003-06)
9. Sam Allardyce: 1,454 days, contract expired (2011-15)
10. Billy Bonds: 1,630 days, left of own volition (1990-94)

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