David Moyes to LEAVE West Ham with successor search already underway

West Ham manager David Moyes during his team's draw with Liverpool
West Ham manager David Moyes during his team's draw with Liverpool -Credit:Getty Images

David Moyes will LEAVE West Ham at the end of the season.

His future has been a major topic of discussion at the London Stadium with his contract set to expire when the English Premier League season concludes. The former Everton and Manchester United boss guided the club to UEFA Europa Conference League glory last season while he has also went on runs to the quarter-final and semi-final of the Europa League with two top-seven league finishes also thrown into the mix.

However, he will move on after four-and-a-half-years in charge of the Hammers with the recruitment process to bring in his successor already underway. The club say they will make no further comment on the matter until they decide on a new manager. Speaking about his departure, Moyes told the official West Ham 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.

“After leading the club to safety, we guided the team to finishes of 6th and 7th in the Premier League, and I was delighted when we won the Europa Conference League title last June – the club’s first major trophy in 43 years. 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 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. 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.”

A club statement read: West Ham United can confirm David Moyes will leave the club by mutual consent at the end of the 2023/24 season, when his contract expires. David will depart after four and a half years in charge at London Stadium, during which time he secured two top-seven Premier League finishes, runs to the UEFA Europa League semi and quarter-finals, and victory in last season’s UEFA Europa Conference League, with a 2-1 win over ACF Fiorentina in Prague securing West Ham’s first major trophy since lifting the FA Cup in 1980, and their first European success since 1965.