West Ham has appointed former coach, David Moyes to replace Pellegrini after his dismissal. Moyes will return for a second spell at the club.
Moyes has signed a one-and-a-half-year deal with West Ham. The 55-year-old will start with the New Year’s Day home game against Bournemouth.
The Scottish has replaced Manuel Pellegrini who was sacked after Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by a much-changed Leicester side.
Moyes took over from Slaven Bilic two years ago and left at the end of the season. He led West Ham to Premier League safety in seven months from November 2017.
The East London Club decided to “go in a different direction” with the former Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini.
But the veteran Chilean, who led West Ham to a 10th place finish last season was sacked following their fourth straight home defeat on Saturday.
This left the club in one place and one point above the relegation zone.
“I’m feeling very proud that I’m back here at West Ham. But more importantly, I’ll be looking to see what I can do, what I can make improvements to and how we can get some wins with the players.” Said Moyes.
“I do believe that the squad of players I’ve got here is a better squad of players than when I took over before. So, I am looking forward to working with them.”
“I think there got to be a short-term goal for us just now to get the wins that will get us away from the wrong end of the league and what we are going to do over the next six months, then what we’re going to do over the next period as well. The start is focusing on immediate games.”
Who will join him?
Stuart Pearce and Alan Irvine were Moyes’ assistants in his previous stint. The two are likely to join his coaching staff.
“David proved in his short time with the club he was capable of getting results. We believe he will start moving the club in the right direction once again.” Said, David Sullivan
“He knows the club well and he built strong relationships during that time which will be crucial for the work that needs to be done going forward.”