David Moyes and West Ham United to part ways

Confirmed: David Moyes and West Ham United to part ways at the end of season

West Ham United boss David Moyes has confirmed his tenure managing the club will come to an end following the end of the ongoing season. The club have been in active search for a new manager and have lined up former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Julen Lopetegui for the role.

David Moyes and West Ham United enjoyed a brilliant run

The Hammers made the announcement on Monday, May 6, confirming that Moyes will vacate his role at the end of the season. This will bring an end to the Scotsman’s four-and-a-half years with the club.

Following the confirmation, Moyes revealed his thoughts, saying,

“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 sixth and seventh 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.”

The Hammers will look to end their season on a high as they take on Luton Town in their next game, followed by Manchester City on the final day.

What lies ahead for the Hammers?

Having enjoyed nearly half a decade of stability under David Moyes, the London-based club will now again open their doors to new managerial candidates. Part of the reason for the Scotsman’s decision to leave is the team’s poor form, securing just three wins in 17 games in 2024. This has also led to friction within the club’s hierarchy, with Sporting Director Tim Steidten being asked to stay away from the players’ dressing room.

Names such as Sporting CP’s Ruben Amorim and Lille’s Paulo Fonseca have been linked with a switch in recent weeks. However, it appears that the Hammers have reached an agreement with former Wolves boss Lopetegui to take over at the start of the next season.