Lewis Ambrose

West Ham confirm David Moyes departure

David Moyes has left West Ham, with the club hoping to appoint a successor within 10 days.

Moyes took the West Ham job with the club 18th in the Premier League but managed to guide them to a 13th-place finish, culminating in last weekend’s win over Everton.

However, the Scot will now part ways with the club now his short-term contract has come to an end.

“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,” said joint-chairman David Sullivan.

“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.

“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.”