Former West Ham boss, David Moyes, has been reapointed as new manager of the club after signing an 18-month deal.
His appointment came after Manuel Pellegrini was sacked for his teams’ disappointing Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by Leicester City.
“It feels great to be home,” said Moyes, who led West Ham to Premier League safety during a seven-month spell from November 2017.
“I’ve missed being here because I really enjoyed it and I feel like I’ve got unfinished business, so I can’t wait to get started.
“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.
“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’s got to be a short-term goal for us just now to get the wins to get us away from the wrong end of the league and what we’re going to do over the next six months, then what we’re going to do over the next period as well. The start is really focusing on the immediate games.” He added.
Moyes Coaching Career History
Moyes began his coaching career at Preston North End in 1998 where his team won 113, drew 58 and lost 63 out of 234 matches.
Then he moved to Everton in 2002 where he coached for 11 years before moving to Manchester United to replace retired Alex Ferguson in 2013.
After a disastrous short spell at United and subsequent sacking on April 2014, he was appointed at La Liga Real Sociedad in 2015 and again sacked on November of same year.
On 23 July 2016, he was appointed Sunderland coach. During a post match interview with BBC Vicki Sparks, he said into a microphone, “It was getting a wee bit naughty at the end there so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman. Careful the next time you come in”.
He apologized and Sunderland’s relegation in Premier League for the first time in 10 years made him resign as manager on May 2017.
Then West Ham signed him as manager on 7 November 2017 and he helped the club survive the 2017–18 season. His six months deal expired and he left after the club couldn’t offer him a new deal.
He returned to replace former Manchester City coach, Manuel Pellegrini on an 18-month deal which he signed on Sunday.
“David proved in his short time with the club he was capable of getting results and we believe he will start moving the club in the right direction once again,” said Hammers joint-chairman 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.”
Moyes’ former assistants, Stuart Pearce and Alan Irvine, will likely join him as part of his new coaching staff.