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Official: West Ham and David Moyes part ways

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 16/05/2018

West Ham United have confirmed the departure of David Moyes from the London Stadium-based side following the expiration of his short-term contract with the London club.

The 55-year-old arrived at West Ham in November, with the sole objective of ensuring the Hammers’ Premier League status.

The Hammers in an official statement on its website wrote: "West Ham United can confirm that David Moyes has left the Club following the end of his short-term contract.

"The Club can also confirm that his assistants Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay have departed with immediate effect."

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said: "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.

"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. He, Alan, Stuart and Billy accepted the challenge and attacked it head on, turning around a difficult situation. They deserve great respect for the job they have done and they leave the Club with our best wishes.

"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." Sullivan 

The Club, in conclusion, said it will not be making any further comment until a new managerial appointment is confirmed.
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