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Former Sunderland boss Moyes named West Ham manager

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David Moyes has been named as struggling West Ham's new manager.

The Premier League club have announced the 54-year-old former Sunderland, Everton and Manchester United manager as successor to Slaven Bilic who was sacked on Monday.

Bilic had been expected to see out the season with the Hammers but he was dismissed by joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold in the wake of the 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Saturday.

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The club have not disclosed the length of Moyes' contract.

I would like to welcome David to West Ham United.

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, West Ham United owner

Moyes resigned as Sunderland manager after presiding over their relegation to the Championship.