West Ham confirm David Moyes appointment after Slaven Bilic axe

Posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by ESPN

West Ham confirm David Moyes appointment after Slaven Bilic axe

West Ham have announced that David Moyes has succeeded Slaven Bilic as the club's new manager.

Bilic was dismissed by West Ham on Monday after a run of form that has seen the club drop into the Premier League's relegation zone.

Moyes, who has been out of work since resigning from his role at Sunderland in May after failing to keep them in the top flight, has been charged with turning the club's fortunes around.

"West Ham United can confirm the appointment of David Moyes as the club's manager," a West Ham statement read.

West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan said: "I would like to welcome David to West Ham United. This is a unique position for David Gold and myself -- it is the first time in almost eight years at West Ham United that we have appointed a new manager during the season.

"We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the club. He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.

"He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again."

Former West Ham defender Stuart Pearce, meanwhile, has been linked with a role on Moyes' coaching staff.

"I've had no contact with West Ham if that's what you mean, but if I had contact with them I would certainly go and talk to them," Pearce told talkSPORT.

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