Moyes Appointment -54-year-old former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss has been confirmed as the new manager of West Ham. Moyes succeeds Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday, October 6, with West Ham 18th in the table.
Moyes agreed a two-and-a-half year contract at the London Stadium and will take training for the first time today. According to reports, the deal will include a £2million bonus for steering the club to Premier League safety this season.
West Ham was thrashed at home to Liverpool in what proved to be Bilic’s final game in charge and Moyes first task will be to take on Watford at Vicarage Road.
Having managed in the Premier League for 14 seasons, with eight of the last nine ending in top-eight finishes, West Ham thought it wise to bring an experienced hand to handle the club.
Moyes has been voted the League Managers’ Association Manager of the Year on three occasions, in 2003, 2005 and 2009, and won 10 Premier League Manager of the Month awards.
He enjoyed a magnificent eleven-year tenure at Goodison Park, leading the Toffees to the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and an FA Cup final, before being hand-picked by Sir Alex Ferguson as his successor at Manchester United in the summer of 2013.
Moyes Appointment has made him the 16th manager in the Hammers’ history and he is expected to immediately take training with the club’s players that are not on international duty.
Moyes took over at Everton, replacing fellow Scotsman Walter Smith. He took over the Merseyside club when they were above the relegation zone on goal difference and led them to safety with a 15th place position.
An impressive transformation of the club’s fortunes followed and they finished seventh in Moyes’ first full season in charge.
In the 2004/05 campaign, Everton finished ahead of Merseyside rivals Liverpool in the fourth position, their highest ever Premier League finish to date, and secured Champions League qualification as a result.
After establishing Everton as a successful Premier League side with top-eight finishes in his last seven years in charge, Moyes was selected by Sir Alex Ferguson to take on the daunting challenge of replacing him at Old Trafford in May 2013.
He, however, left the club after just ten months.