David Moyes Leaves West Ham United
London, England – After just six months in charge, manager David Moyes leaves West Ham United. The 55-year-old took over for Slaven Bilic in November when the club was in the relegation zone.
Despite guiding the club and successfully securing a spot in the Premier League, Moyes has decided to leave. The former Everton and Manchester United manager recorded nine wins and 10 draws in 31 games at the helm of West Ham.
“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,” said West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan.
“We feel that it is right to move in a different direction. We aim to appoint a high-caliber figure who we feel will lead the club into an exciting future for our loyal supporters within the next 10 days.”
Unai Emery and Paulo Fonseca have a close link to the Premier League. Both managers are being considered for the Hammers position. However, Emery will likely take the Arsenal position and replace Arsen Wenger.
In addition, Manuel Pellegrini and Rafa Benitez are in consideration for the post.