OFFICIAL: West Ham appoint David Moyes following the sack of Slaven Bilic

OFFICIAL: David Moyes has been appointed by West Ham United as first team manager following the sack of Slaven Bilic.

Reports earlier said that the contract West Ham offered Moyes would be of a duration until the end of this season.

Having started the Premier League season poorly and seen the team dragged into relegation battle once again, Slaven Bilic has left West Ham eventually.

Apart from Moyes, Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini, Carlo Ancelotti and co. have been the names mentioned in the press that were considered by the West Ham board.

In the end, it is David Moyes who got the job. The 54-year-old Scottish started his coaching career at Preston North End, during which he won Football League Second Division (third division) in 1999/2000 season.

Moyes moved to Everton in 2002 and stayed there until 2013, having lead them into European competition on more than one occasions. Moyes was widely praised for his leadership and performance in his 9-year spell with the Toffes.

Right after Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United in 2013, Moyes was tipped by Ferguson himself as succeesor at Old Trafford. However, he was relieved of his duty in April 2014 due to poor results.

Moyes later has spell at Spain with Real Sociedad, before moving back to Sunderland last season that saw the Black Cats relegated to EFL Championship.