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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Mike Kehoe
1 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:33:12
Moyes has just left West Ham.

Wouldn't be the end of the world: always wondered what he could achieve with money, knives to gunfights etc.

Erik Dols
2 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:40:22
Mike, I'm sure you are talking tongue-in-cheek. And I do not want Moyes back. But at the same time, I really do wonder what he would do when given big budgets. Not even this Moyes at this Everton but Everton & Moyes from give or take 2007 with Moshiri's bankroll. Would he be able to make the step-up?
Chris Mason
3 Posted 16/05/2018 at 13:49:03
Moyes also left West Ham.... anyone thinking what I am??!!
Kevin Tully
4 Posted 16/05/2018 at 15:06:30
4 sackings on the bounce, and the Premier League strugglers will be queuing up for his services next season. His PR is second to none. His net worth would make your eyes water, all with an empty trophy cabinet left behind. Can't fault him.
Paul Kelly
5 Posted 16/05/2018 at 16:47:09
“always wondered what he could achieve with money”,

See his time at Man Utd...

William Cartwright
6 Posted 16/05/2018 at 17:21:14
Never go backwards. Our time is coming. Believe, move onward and don't t looking back. COYB
Darren Hind
7 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:43:57
I wouldn't consider him to work on the turny after the disgraceful way he tried to betray this club.

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 ?

Brian Williams
8 Posted 16/05/2018 at 18:47:06
Darren he didn't TRY to betray this club he succeeded.
Anyone who would have him back must have no pride or principles whatsoever!
Frank Crewe
9 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:07:26
"He betrayed the club" So presumably he "betrayed" Preston to manage us? Did Koeman betray Southampton as well? Who is worse? Those managers who betray their clubs or the clubs that induce them to? Aren't Everton as guilty as any other club?
Mark Tanton
10 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:12:21
He hasn't been sacked anyway as far as I know. I may be wrong but his contract has finished, hasn't it?
Darren Hind
11 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:44:37
I know what you are saying Brian, but He didn't reckon on the integrity of our left back. That the reason I said "tried"
Brian Williams
12 Posted 16/05/2018 at 19:51:59
Darren. Ah got you now. I thought you were referring to his putting off signing, and then not signing, the new contract so Utd didn't have to pay compensation for his services.
Jim Bailey
13 Posted 16/05/2018 at 20:00:47
Jeez, what is it with some people on this site? Don't want so-and-so... I don't care who our next manager is, what his background is, who they have previously managed etc, as long as they are successful at our club.

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.

John Smith
14 Posted 16/05/2018 at 21:46:11
I guess Westham felt his efforts as "derisory" as when he tried to buy Baines and Fellaini at their peak for 12 million lol
Christine Foster
15 Posted 17/05/2018 at 09:11:12
He wasn't sacked – his contract had ended. He did the job he was asked like Allardyce. (Huge difference in class the way he and Allardyce went about their jobs though wasn't it?)

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...

Charles Barrow
16 Posted 17/05/2018 at 12:05:31
He was sacked. A failure to renew a contract is a termination by dismissal (technically!)
Ray Lupton
17 Posted 17/05/2018 at 12:30:52
Moyes wasn't sacked by West Ham, his contract had finished.

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.

Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
18 Posted 17/05/2018 at 16:55:54
I am a real fan of David Moyes. I think he did a great job at this club, once it got settled (02-06).

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.

Grant Rorrison
19 Posted 17/05/2018 at 17:49:53
What would Moyes do with money? He signed Fellaini for 㿇 million, that's what. The guy has neither the imagination nor the belief to be a top-level manager.

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.

Nitesh Kanchan
20 Posted 18/05/2018 at 20:02:29
Why is Moyes's return even being discussed here? If he is not good enough for West Ham, then he is no good for us. Yes, he knows our club well, but he has stagnated rather than grown as a manager since he left us. No way he should be coming back.

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 㿞M 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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