Moyes leaves West Ham as club seek ‘high-calibre’ successor
David Moyes has left West Ham following the end of his short-term contract, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. The announcement on Moyes came barely 12 hours after David Gold, West Ham’s co-owner, said he hoped Moyes would remain in charge for next season. Reports this week said West Ham had held “productive” talks with Paulo Fonseca, the manager of Shakhtar Donetsk, while Sullivan remains a long-term admirer of Newcastle’s Rafael Benitez. Moyes succeeded Slaven Bilic in November, when West Ham were in the relegation zone, and guided the team to safety. West Ham’s statement came just hours after Everton announced the sacking of Sam Allardyce.