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David Moyes departs West Ham United despite keeping them up

(Ah Fat Talk Ball) - West Ham United have parted company with manager David Moyes, who successfully kept the club in the Premier League after replacing Slaven Bilic on a short-term deal in November.

A statement on West Ham's website confirming Moyes's departure said the club wanted to take a "different direction".

Moyes took charge with West Ham in 18th place after a dismal start to the season in which they won two of their first 11 league games.

Former Everton and Manchester United manager Moyes managed to steady the ship and Sunday's victory over the Toffees meant they finished the season in 13th place.

The statement said Moyes's assistants Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay had also departed.

Moyes had to work in a difficult atmosphere at the London Stadium, West Ham's unpopular new home since they left Upton Park in 2016. Fans have been increasingly disenchanted with the club's owners and protested at some home games.

However, despite keeping West Ham safe, Sullivan said Moyes was only regarded as a short-term fix.

The club said they would seek to recruit a "high-calibre" manager within the next 10 days.

Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is one of the names in the frame for the job.









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