West Ham part company with manager Moyes


Moyes arrived in November on a contract until the end of the season, and guided West Ham out of the relegation zone to a 13th-place finish on Sunday. "On behalf of the chairman, board of directors and Mr Moshiri, I'd like to thank Sam for the job he has done at Everton".

Other options include Burnley's Sean Dyche, Huddersfield's David Wagner and Marco Silva, the former Hull and Watford manager. "I can't quite say confident after all the rumours I'm reading in the paper", said Allardyce, when questioned about his future. "We'll wait and see when we meet up". They have held informal talks with Manuel Pellegrini, although the former Manchester City manager has also been heavily linked with Sevilla.

David Moyes has left West Ham after the club decided against extending his contract.

Following the announcement, joint-Chairman David Sullivan stated (via Sky Sports): "I would like to place on record my honest thanks to David Moyes and his staff for achieving the target of keeping West Ham United in the Premier League".

On Tuesday fellow co-chairman David Gold had claimed he wanted Moyes to stay but in a statement on Wednesday Sullivan said the club had made a decision to "move in a different direction".

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In echoes of Sam Allardyce's departure from Everton yesterday, many West Ham fans were not happy with Moyes as manager and it seems Sullivan and co-owner David Gold bowed to the pressure.

'When David arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only until the end of the season. Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, now with Hebei China Fortune, and outgoing Paris St-Germain coach Unai Emery have also been linked with the role.

Paulo Fonseca is set to reject the chance to become West Ham's new manager by signing a new deal at Shakhtar Donetsk, sources close to the Portuguese have told ESPN FC.

West Ham's backroom employees of Alan Irvine, Billy McKinlay and Stuart Pearce have additionally left the membership and the Hammers wish to title a "high-calibre determine" inside the subsequent 10 days. Meanwhile, West Ham were reportedly turned down by Carlo Ancelotti, Ronald Koeman, Sean Dyche and Paulo Sousa before turning to Moyes.