David Moyes Leaves West Ham

  • David Moyes Leaves West Ham

David Moyes Leaves West Ham

Despite shortening betting odds, speculation linking him with Everton in the wake of Sam Allardyce's sacking has yet to rise above murmur as his compatriot Marco Silva leads the field of potential successors.

Paulo Fonseca is looking increasingly likely to remain with Shakhtar Donetsk following reports that he has turned down a move to West Ham.

Sky Sports News also reported on Wednesday that West Ham had met with representatives of former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, although it is understood wages are a major stumbling block. Because, apparently, despite getting their respective teams to 8th and 13th in the league, neither Everton or West Ham saw the two of them as the long-term prospects.

Former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, now with Hebei China Fortune, outgoing Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery, and Newcastle's Rafael Benitez, have also been linked with the role.

But West Ham know Benitez's experience and appeal to fans can help ease tensions off the pitch.

The Hammers have opted not to renew the Scottish coach's short-term contract, which expired at the end of the season.

Benitez guided Newcastle to an impressive tenth placed finish despite being given limited funds by owner Mike Ashley.

West Ham are ready to back their next manager with sizeable funds to get them competing further up the table at their 60,000-seater home.

Peter O'Rourke is ESPN FC's transfer news correspondent.

Irons co-owner David Sullivan paid tribute to Moyes but said: 'Having taken stock of the situation, we feel that it is right to move in a different direction.

'We're already taking steps to establish and recruit the supervisor we consider can take the membership into an thrilling future for our loyal supporters inside the subsequent 10 days, ' Sullivan stated after asserting the top of Moyes's transient tenure.