West Ham United have announced that David Moyes has left the club after deciding to not renew his contract at the club
The former Everton and Manchester United manager replaced the sacked Slaven Bilic in November and achieved his objective of ensuring that the Hammers would avoid relegation from the Premier League this season.
Moyes’ short-term deal expired on Monday and the board have decided against awarding him a new contract at West Ham.
The Scot’s backroom staff of Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay have also left.
“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,” said Joint-Chairman David Sullivan on the club website.
“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 is 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.”
West Ham will be making no further announcements until they have appointed a new manager for next season.