West Ham United manager David Moyes has officially left the London side just after six months in charge.
The Manchester United boss signed for the Hammers on 7 November 2017, with the team was in the relegation zone.
The London Stadium side, who signed Moyes on a 6-month contract, have opted not to renew the Scottish coach’s short-term contract.
Moyes has left the club along with his assistants Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay.
West Ham joint-Chairman David Sullivan has claimed that the club are looking to hire a high-calibre manager. And within the next 10 days, Moyes’s successor will be at the London Stadium.
“I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to David Moyes and his staff for achieving the target of keeping West Ham United in the Premier League,” Sullivan said in a statement.
“Throughout his time here, David has carried himself with dignity and honesty and we have all found him to be a pleasure to work with. He, Alan, Stuart and Billy accepted the challenge and attacked it head on, turning around a difficult situation. They deserve great respect for the job they have done and they leave the club with our best wishes.”
“When David and his team arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only on the six months until the end of the season, at which point a decision would be made with regards to the future. Having taken stock of the situation and reflected now the campaign is complete, we feel that it is right to move in a different direction.”
“We are already taking steps to identify and recruit the manager we believe can take West Ham United forward in line with our ambitions. We aim to appoint a high-calibre figure who we feel will lead the club into an exciting future for our loyal supporters within the next 10 days.”
Moyes, who took charge of West Ham following Slaven Bilic’s sacking, has guided the side to a 13th-placed finish.