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David Moyes departs West Ham after just six months

David Moyes has left West Ham United just six months after taking charge of the club, reports The BBC.

The 56-year old Scot took over from Slaven Bilic in November 2016 on a short-term contract, when the club were in the relegation zone in the Premier League. He eventually steered the club to safety with two matches to spare, and they finished 13th in the final standings.

However, during his time in charge he faced significant dissent from sections of the fan base, who were unhappy at the lack of investment in the side, and also are still resentful about the club’s move from Upton Park to the London Stadium. Matters came to a head in March when supporters invaded the pitch during the home defeat to Burnley, and although the team’s subsequent performances were enough to ensure Premier League survival, Moyes was not regarded by the club’s hierarchy as the long-term solution for West Ham.

The news of Moyes departure came just hours after it was announced that another well-established manager, Sam Allardyce, had been sacked by Everton.

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