West Ham appoint Moyes as new manager

Beth Cruz
November 8, 2017

He added: "It's a big job we have in hand now but I'm sure with everybody together we can get the right results between now and the end of the season".

"I'm really looking forward to meeting the supporters and being in the stadium with them", Moyes said in comments published on West Ham's Twitter feed.

"I feel very exhausted and want to take a break from football management".

West Ham sacked Slaven Bilic on Monday after a poor start to the season and the Croat later admitted that he has no hard feelings towards the club and understands the board's decision.

West Ham have turned to David Moyes to lift their Premier League fortunes - but he will also need to turn around his own declining record.

Yet the former West Ham manager wants to prioritise spending time with family and those close to him say he is set to keep a low profile for "a few months".

"At the moment they should be in a better position than they are, and I believe they will be come the end of the season".

"This is a unique position for David Gold and myself - it is the first time in nearly eight years at West Ham United that we have appointed a new manager during the season".

"We believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the club", joint chairman David Sullivan said. But after Saturday's shambolic 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool saw them fall into the drop zone, West Ham's owners chose to take immediate action.

Although it is understood that Moyes will receive a £2 million (S$3.5 million) bonus if he wins the battle against relegation, a break clause in his contract will allow West Ham to walk away if they are not sufficiently impressed. "I hope it gives me great strength and understanding of what is required".

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