David Moyes leaves West Ham after just six months as manager

David Moyes leaves West Ham after just six months as manager

Joint-chairman David Sullivan said: "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".

Former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes managed to steady the ship and Sunday's victory over the Toffees meant they finished the season in 13th place.

It has been a badly kept secret for a couple of weeks now, but today West Ham United finally confirmed that manager David Moyes had left the club with immediate effect.

"We feel that it is right to move in a different direction".

Gold said he would "like to think" Moyes would remain in charge at the London Stadium, but also said he was one of a number of bosses in contention to lead the Hammers next season.

West Ham are said to have made a £52.5m (€60m) offer for Benzema, but the 30-year-old has rejected the offer according to the report by Don Balon.

Moyes succeeded Slaven Bilic in November, when West Ham were in the relegation zone, and guided the team to safety.

Former Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini is now top of the betting (see more details below), he is managing in China at the moment.

Speaking after West Ham's recent draw against Manchester United, he said staying in the Premier League was a "big achievement". "This is a big club and there are big expectations from the supporters so they will need to improve".

Sullivan reportedly interviewed Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca on Monday; the same day Moyes' contract with the Irons expired.

Everton have happily paid £6m to get rid of Sam Allardyce after only six months in the job and a year left on his contract, so little doubt that West Ham or whoever would also happily pay £6m to trigger the buyout clause in Rafa Benitez' contract.

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