Twenty-four hours after sacking Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham United have a new manager.
David Moyes was named the new boss of the East London side Sunday afternoon, and he will lead the Hammers when they take on Bournemouth on New Year’s Day.
Moyes reportedly signed an 18-month contract, which would — should he see through the deal — take him through the 2020-21 season.
Moyes’ appointment will be the second tenure for him with West Ham, as he was the manager for the Hammers from November 2017 until the end of that campaign — a season which saw West Ham battle its was out of a relegation fight to extend its stay in England’s top flight.
During that abbreviated tenure, Moyes had taken over for Slaven Bilic and went 9-10-12 (wins-draws-losses) in his effort to lead the Hammers to safety, but the West Ham board had decided not to extend him following the season. Instead, they went with Pellegrini, whose tenure at the London Stadium came Saturday following the Hammers’ 2-1 defeat at the hands of Leicester City.
West Ham are currently 17th in the Premier League on 19 points.