West Ham have announced the appointment of former Manchester United manager David Moyes as their new manager on a six-month deal.
Moyes, who has been out of work since resigning from his role at Sunderland in May, becomes the 16th manager in the Hammers’ history and is expected to immediately take training with the club’s players that are not on international duty.
The 54-year-old will succeed Slaven Bilic, who was sacked by West Ham on Monday after a run of form that has seen the club drop into the Premier League’s relegation zone.
He has also managed Preston, Everton, Manchester United and LaLiga side Real Sociedad.
“West Ham United can confirm the appointment of David Moyes as the club’s manager,” a West Ham statement read.
West Ham United can confirm the appointment of David Moyes as the Club’s manager. pic.twitter.com/AIOWnHWn27
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) November 7, 2017
West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan said: “I would like to welcome David to West Ham United. 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 need 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 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.”