By Christian Smith
Former Everton and Manchester United coach, David Moyes has been appointed West Ham manager following the sacking of Slaven Bilic.
The Chairmen and board of the East London sacked Bilic on Monday morning after last weekend’s 4-1 defeat by Liverpool.
In a statement seen by DENISAURUS News, the Chairmen and board of West Ham said they “would like to place on record their thanks and gratitude to Slaven and his team for their services over the past two-and-a-half years, but believe a change is now necessary in order for the Club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition.
Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said : “I would like to welcome David to West Ham United.
“This is a unique position for David Gold and myself – it is the first time in almost eight years at West Ham United that we have appointed a new manager during the season.
“We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the Club. He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.
“He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a Club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again.”
“West Ham United can confirm that Bilic’s coaching assistants Nikola Jurcevic, Edin Terzic, Julian Dicks and Miljenko Rak have also left the Club with immediate effect.”
Mr Moyes, 54, who coached Sunderland last session, says he is “really looking forward to meeting the supporters, being in the stadium with them.
“I’m looking forward to seeing them getting right behind the team and my team also. We need the support, we need everybody with us. It’s a big job we have in hand now but I’m sure with everybody together we can get the right results between now and the end of the season.”