David Moyes has left West Ham United just hours after Everton sacked Sam Allardyce. The former Everton and Manchester United manager kept the Hammmers in the Premier League after being named as Slaven Bilic's replacement in November.
Moyes held talks with the club's board following the final day clash with former club Everton. He had hoped to stay on but the Hammers want to bring in a new boss with Unai Emery and Paulo Fonseca both linked.
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."
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1 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:33:12
Wouldnt be the end of the world: always wondered what he could achieve with money, knives to gunfights etc.
2 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:40:22
3 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:49:03
4 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:06:30
5 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:47:09
See his time at Man Utd...
6 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:21:14
7 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:43:57
An awful attitude to taking on the big boys. The creator of the glass ceiling.
There was probably only three less inspiring managers out there. How is it even possible we managed to appoint all three.
What was the name of that D Ream song again ?
8 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:47:06
Anyone who would have him back must have no pride or principles whatsoever!
9 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:07:26
10 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:12:21
11 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:44:37
12 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:51:59
13 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:00:47
As for our next manager, I would be made up if it was Benitez. Yes, he made a disparaging remark about Everton, it was tongue-in-cheek and probably right. Mind games, anyone?
We need a proven winner, not the dream ticket that lots of TWers are clamouring for, but one that can and has cut it in the Premier League and Europe.
I also would be happy if Moyes came back, with a budget that is commensurate to a club aiming for top 6/7.
Anyway, it's all about opinions and thoughts, and these are mine. Tin hat deployed, locked in a nuclear fall out shelter, do your worst.
14 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:46:11
15 Posted 17/05/2018 at 09:11:12
Having said that, I would not welcome him back; he burnt his bridges big time.. and we need to step up from the past decade out of the mire...
16 Posted 17/05/2018 at 12:05:31
17 Posted 17/05/2018 at 12:30:52
Whilst my preference would be for a manager with a naturally more attacking style of play than Moyes, I wouldn't be upset if he returned. I think he's a good manager. Given ample funds he could have a real crack at the top 4. I personally think he finds great players with the right attitude and character. Apart from a couple of wildcards his signings for us were excellent last time.
18 Posted 17/05/2018 at 16:55:54
I was talking with a fellow blue on Tuesday as we busy checked our phones for news of Allardyce's sacking. We agreed on two things. One Niasse is a Moyes type player — he will not give up. The one thing that Moyes instilled in the team was commitment. Some will argue that belief was often missing (record against the big teams) and that may have been his issue.
But the other thing we agreed is that if Moyes had signed a Lukaku in 2007 then he would still be here, we would have won something and we may be talking about a top 7 or whether Spurs will break into the top 7. He was one decent 20+ goal a season striker away from a team that could challenge. Yakubu scored 16 in 2007-08 and then got crocked.
But the other thing we agreed is his time has gone.
Somehow in the last 5 years the game has changed and finding players with the passion and commitment for a club like a Cahill, a Neville, a Jagielka, or a Niasse is becoming more and more difficult. Moyes would need to re-create the team of the years before he left with the passion to do anything, play anywhere for the good of the club and that he will not be able to do.
Kendall Mk 1 was great, Kendall Mk 2, so so; Kendall Mk 3, awful. Moyes Mk 2 — no thanks.
19 Posted 17/05/2018 at 17:49:53
He was fortunate in many ways to be in a comfortable rut here producing the same 'Ground Hog Day' season year-in & year-out, free of the pressure that big money and the need for real, tangible success within a short time-frame would have brought. He would probably have been sacked with 12-24 months had Moshiri arrived in 2007. He's gone. Let it rest.
20 Posted 18/05/2018 at 20:02:29
I would have loved Eddie Howe. He plays attacking brand of football but defensively he seems to be like Martinez. But we need a whole revamp of the defence now. From centre-backs to left-back and right-back. Even Seamus was suspect defensively in the last 2 months; we need to get competition for him as well. Either Kenny or someone better.
No sentiments for the old guard of Jagielka, Baines and Coleman. They served us well over the years and they will be always be considered legends but that should not guarantee starting places in the team every game if they don't play well. Even for Chelsea and Man City £50M players like Stones and Luiz are dropped to the bench.
If we want to become a big club, we should act as one now. We need a perfect manager who is ready to take such decisions. Silva or Di Francesco would do for me if he can bring along Manolas and Dzeko. Also, sell Klaassen and Rooney and bring in Shaqiri or Mahrez.
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