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Caroline Chapman

All times stated are UK

  1. Post update

    That's all from us for now! Thanks for all your comments regarding the appointment of David Moyes at West Ham.

    You can read the full story here.

  2. What Moyes has to say

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    “It feels great to be here,” Moyes told West Ham's website.

    “West Ham is a big club. Wherever you go they are known. I’ve been really fortunate in that I’ve managed some really great clubs, and I have been offered some other opportunities recently.

    “But I wanted a job that would give me a real good chance of success. I wanted a big fanbase, a big club, and West Ham fitted the bill.

    “I’m really just looking forward to getting started, because we are now in the season and we have to get up-and-running right away to get the job done.

    “We are without some players at the moment who are away on international duty but we will get the chance to work with the players who are here this week and I am looking forward to it.”

    David Moyes
  3. Who are the best young managers coming through?

    Get involved #bbcfootball

    Adam: Got to be Julian Nagelsmann - took Hoffenheim from a club threatened with relegation to CL in a season!

    John: He’s not managing yet but Maxwell would be a top manager, solid pro played under top coaches respected by his peers!

  4. 'Pound for pound best'

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    David Moyes' reputation was sky-high before he joined Manchester United in 2013
    Image caption: David Moyes' reputation was sky-high before he joined Manchester United in 2013

    David Moyes' appointment may not quite have sparked euphoria among fed-up West Ham fans, but his name wasn't always so divisive.

    There was a time he was considered the 'next best thing' in management.

    The Daily Mail columnist Martin Samuel regularly dubbed Moyes the 'pound-for-pound the best British manager in the game'.

    Back in 2013 he wrote a piece about the supposed options for Moyes should he leave Everton, with Chelsea rumoured to have been among them.

    'He is paid £4m annually, according to Everton's latest accounts, making him one of the few Premier League managers to earn more than any of his players; yet plainly the chances of lifting a trophy are greater at Stamford Bridge,' he wrote.

    'As is the chance of the sack after six months, and not every ex-Chelsea manager is recycled as quickly as Andre Villas-Boas.

    'So plenty to consider then for pound-for-pound the best British manager in the game.'

  5. The men who came before

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    Former Chelsea coach Avram Grant spent a year in charge at West Ham
    Image caption: Former Chelsea coach Avram Grant spent a year in charge at West Ham

    How good is your memory?

    David Gold says Moyes' appointment is the "first time in almost eight years at West Ham United that we have appointed a new manager during the season".

    But can you recall the previous incumbents of the Hammers hot-seat over that period?

    2003-06: Alan Pardew

    2006-08: Alan Curbushley

    2008: Kevin Keen

    2008-10: Gianfranco Zola

    2010-11: Avram Grant

    2011: Kevin Keen

    2011-15: Sam Allardyce

    2015-17: Slaven Bilic

  6. Get involved - managers for the future?


    The average age of the managerial appointments in the Premier League this season is 60.

    This got us thinking...are there any young managers in the lower English divisions, or perhaps abroad, that you'd rate in the top-flight?

    Let us know your picks for the future and tell us why you think they will succeed.

    Get in touch via #bbcfootball on Twitter.

  7. Premier League ins and outs this season

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager


    Frank de Boer - Crystal Palace

    Craig Shakespeare - Leicester

    Ronald Koeman - Everton

    Slaven Bilic - West Ham


    Roy Hodgson - Crystal Palace

    Claude Puel - Leicester

    David Moyes - West Ham

    Roy Hodgson
  8. 'For his health, he needs this break'

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    BBC pundit and former Arsenal striker Ian Wright is good mates with Slaven Bilic and had this to say about the former Hammers boss on BBC Radio 5 live's Monday Night Club last night.

    "As a friend, I'm actually pleased, knowing what he has been going through.

    "For his health he needs this break from it, because you can't work like that, always two games from the sack."

    You can listen to the whole show again via this link.

    Video content

    Video caption: Ian Wright is pleased for his friend Slaven Bilic that he can 'get away' from West Ham.
  9. Is it a gamble?

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    The gamble is huge for West Ham's owners.

    These are not happy times for the Hammers. The move to London Stadium has not been the golden ticket Gold and Sullivan had hoped for.

    The cavernous arena is not a natural home for football and carries none of the hemmed-in hostility and atmosphere of wonderful old Upton Park.

    West Ham's fans are unhappy with the club's hierarchy for making the move - although it was seen as a cost-effective way to push the Hammers on to the next financial and football level.

    The period of adjustment was always going to be difficult, but the stadium cannot be used eternally as an excuse for poor performances.

    West Ham's recent transfer market record has also been poor, with £24m Marko Arnautovic a flop so far and the owners getting into an unsavoury public spat with Sporting Lisbon over the failed bid for midfielder William Carvalho.

    For all of these reasons, Gold and Sullivan need their choice of Moyes to work out.

    David Moyes
  10. Get involved


    Abdul Sattar: Moyes was good at Everton and West ham are a decent team too but not much organised, PL is much more competitive now.

    David Melton: Moyes record since leaving Everton does not make good reading. Good luck on that one West Ham.

    Jessica Bath: not my first choice, but he will win over WH fans with wins, good changes (bringing in young players) and better fitness levels

  11. Winning percentages

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    David Moyes
  12. Get involved


    Bill Sales: Uninspiring choice, shows lack of ambition and unwillingness to spend. However nothing we can do but just give our full support.

    Richard Burnett: He'll keep us up and hopefully give the squad a wake up call. Beyond that? We'll see.

    Steve C: Terrible, terrible decision that shows a lack of ambition and imagination. Rewarding failure.

  13. Career in numbers

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    David Moyes
  14. Get involved


    Tom Elwin: Not the man I wanted, but we have got to give Moyes a chance, get behind him in the same way we supported Slav.

    Stewart: West Ham's decision to hire David Moyes makes no sense - he's not the man to keep them up, or take them forward.

    33_WHUFC: Not my first choice but the team need to be fitter, disciplined and organised. This season is about avoiding relegation now.

  15. Five years is a long time in football...

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    Phil McNulty

    BBC Sport chief football writer

    In 2013, David Moyes signed a contract at Manchester United until 2019.

    In that time the Scot has managed them, Real Sociedad, Sunderland and now West Ham - and we're not even out of 2018 yet.

  16. A potted history of Moyes

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    Having started his managerial career at Preston North End, Moyes moved to Everton in 2002 and in 11 full seasons with the Toffees, his side finished in the top eight nine times. He was also voted LMA manager of the year three times.

    Moyes succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss on his fellow Scot's recommendation when he retired after a 26 years in charge at Old Trafford.

    He signed a six-year deal with the then Premier League champions in 2013, but was sacked 10 months later with United seventh in the table.

    Moyes went out to Spain to manage Real Sociedad but was sacked by the La Liga club after a year in charge in November 2015.

    He then took over at Sunderland in July 2016 before quitting in May 2017 after the Blacks Cats were relegated, having finished bottom of the Premier League.

    David Moyes
  17. Get involved


    Come on then, Hammers fans. What do you think of your new manager? Where do you think he'll take you? Did you want Bilic to go?

    Get in touch with all your thoughts via Twitter on #bbcfootball.

  18. From the beginning...

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    In case you've been hidden under a rock for the last few days, here's how the managerial switch came about.

    Slaven Bilic's time as West Ham manager looked to be over after Saturday's 4-1 defeat by Liverpool.

    By Sunday, they had dropped into the relegation zone after Everton's win against Watford.

    Monday came, and it was announced Bilic had been sacked.

    David Moyes, who has been out of work since he resigned from Sunderland in May, flew in to London to hold talks and now he's back in the game.

    Slaven Bilic
  19. 'Fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm'

    Moyes appointed West Ham manager

    Here's what West Ham's joint-chairman David Sullivan said about the appointment of David Moyes:

    “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.”

    David Sullivan and David Gold