Moyes to leave West Ham at end of the season

West Ham manager David Moyes will leave his role at the end of the season by mutual consent, the Premier League club confirmed on Monday.

Moyes ended West Ham’s 43-year wait for a trophy by winning the Europa Conference League last season but pressure had been building on the Scottish coach during the team’s recent poor run of form that culminated in a 5-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Sunday.

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“I have really enjoyed working with everyone at West Ham, and I would like to thank the board for giving me the opportunity to manage this great club,” Moyes said in a statement on the club’s website.

“I have enjoyed four and a half brilliant years at West Ham, and the club is in a stronger position than when I returned back in 2019.

“When I joined West Ham for a second time, the club was one place above the relegation zone, and it has been a terrific journey to have achieved three consecutive seasons in Europe.

“I would like to thank all the players for their support, and all the success they have achieved, over the last four and a half years.

“I wish my eventual successor, the directors, the players, the staff, the fans, and everybody at West Ham, all the very best for the future.”

Sources told ESPN last week that West Ham officials have held talks with Julen Lopetegui over replacing Moyes in the managerial role after the end of the 2023-24 season.

West Ham’s board confirmed the search for Moyes successor is underway and thanked him for his years of service.

“On behalf of everyone at West Ham United, I would like to offer our sincere thanks and gratitude to David for the contribution he has made to the football club during his time as manager,” joint-chairman David Sullivan said.

“David has been responsible for a period of great progress and success in our history, and we are extremely grateful for all of his hard work, commitment and dedication to the role.

By making this announcement now, it allows David to get the send-off he deserves from the West Ham supporters and for us all to show our appreciation to him at our final home fixture of the season against Luton Town on Saturday.

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