David Moyes signs new long-term contract as West Ham United manager

Since returning to east London in December 2019, David Moyes has made a hugely positive impact at West Ham.

David Moyes in a file photo. (Image Credit: Twitter)

West Ham United manager David Moyes has signed a new three-year contract with the club. Moyes led the Hammers brilliantly in the 2020/21 edition of the Premier League, which ended in a sixth-place finish for the club. West Ham secured European qualification through league position for just the third time in the side’s history. They achieved a record Premier League points total in the process. Moyes returned to East London in December 2019, with his inclusive approach and positive impact resulting in a lot of praise and appreciation.

What makes it even more impressive is the fact that the results were accomplished during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, that resulted in a three-month mid-season break. The 58-year-old is inching closer to completing 100 matches in charge at London stadium as well as 1,000 competitive games as a manager.

“I am delighted to have committed my future to West Ham United. This is where I want to be and I’m happy. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here. The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the football club,” said Moyes as quoted by West Ham’s official website.

“This is where I want to be”

The manager ranks fourth all-time in Premier League matches managed with 583. He is just behind Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson and former West Ham manager Harry Redknapp.

“This is where I want to be and I’m happy. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here. The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the football club. The Board and everyone at the Club have been fantastic to work with, giving me great support and I feel that we are all united in what we want to achieve in the coming years and how we might be able to achieve those things. We have made tremendous progress in the past 15 months and that has been a collective effort from everyone at the Club. The players really have been superb but the challenge is for our standards to continue developing. We must keep pushing boundaries for consistent improvement as we all aim to continue the growing of the Club,” he added.

“I have said it many times before – West Ham United is a huge Club, with a wonderful fanbase and Stadium, and an enormous opportunity for further growth and success. I am really excited by the ambition that we have at the Club and we are going to work as hard as we possibly can to keep moving forward and hopefully give our supporters many a great memory,” concluded Moyes.

Joint-Chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold hailed the decision, terming it as “fantastic news”.

“This is fantastic news and we are delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the Club, ensuring great stability going forward. His strong work ethic and determination to build success in the right way have proved a perfect fit for West Ham United, and we are all aligned with what needs to be done to keep progressing and improving. The experience of the past 12 months has created a fantastic unity throughout the Club and we are very excited about what the future holds for our supporters,” they said.




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