Official: West Ham Appoint David Moyes As New Manager On Six-Month Contract (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

7th, November 2017


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West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager after sacking previous incumbent Slaven Bilic yesterday.

The Hammers did there best to fudge the figures a little while welcoming the 54-year-old Scot on board:

Moyes arrives with tremendous experience and pedigree, having managed in the Premier League for 14 seasons, with eight of the last nine ending in top eight finishes.

If we’re talking stats, then how about this little pearler…

Still, Moyes has been installed on a six-month deal, which will either be renewed or mulched at the end of the season, depending how the team (currently tucked just inside the relegation zone) go on to fare.

Just as an aside, Moyes’ contract with Manchester United isn’t due to expire until the year after next. Just let that sink in.

Since leaving Everton, the man has endured repeated abject failure in his subsequent three jobs – United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland – and yet still walks straight into a Premier League vacancy without so much as a second thought.

Maybe this is why young British coaches find it so difficult to get their foot in the door? Just musing.

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  1. PetrovskyKSC says:

    They haven’t played in the Championship for quite a long time, have they? Seems like they want to be down there again to see what it is like to play second division football in the Olympic Stadium.. When your situation has become that grim, why do you go straight down the line choosing the chosen one? They must be joking

  2. Rob says:

    The world of football managers, do a crap job, get the sack, get a new job, do a crap job, get the sack, get a new job, do a crap job, get the sack, get a new job

  3. Chris says:

    Looks like their ambitions are to play in Championship next season.

  4. Jarren says:

    You could say that this is Moyes’ last chance.

    Even if he does lead the Hammers to safety, it may not be enough to save his job. I’d guess that he needs to finish at least 12th to give the board confidence to keep him for next season.

    And if he does fail yet again, I can’t see him getting another top division job.

    So it’ll be back down to managing Championship sides (or taking the Scotland job).

    His neck is on the line right now. He knows it is. He has zero room for failure.

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