West Ham to appoint new manager in 10 days after Moyes departs

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West Ham chose to dispense with Moyes amid simmering fan discontent in east London after the club finished the Premier League season in 13th, nine points clear of the relegation zone.

West Ham United's search for a new boss is already well underway.

Premier League club, West Ham United, have confirmed that David Moyes has left the Club following the end of his short-term contract. Moyes' reputation has been rebuilt somewhat after his debacle at Manchester United and Sunderland, so he may well be happy to move on.

"I would like to place on record my honest thanks to David Moyes and his staff for achieving the target of keeping West Ham United in the Premier League", Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said.

The former Everton and Manchester United manager was appointed to replace Slaven Bilic in November on a six-month deal and guided them to a 13th place finish, having taken over with the team in the relegation zone.

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

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The wishes of the fans seems to have been a major consideration in this decision.

"Sam was brought in at a challenging time last season to provide us with some stability and we are grateful to him for doing that", Barrett-Baxendale said.

Paulo Fonseca has also been interviewed for the role, and he would be a less expensive appointment, but he has made a decision to sign a new two-year contract with Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk.

The media have repeatedly linked Rafa Benitez with West Ham and so it is predictable that the early betting sees him in the top three favourites to follow Moyes.

The latter left Watford in January after he was initially linked with taking charge of Everton before Big Sam did, but the Hornets blocked the move and then Silva's side slumped drastically as he was sacked.

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