David Moyes has signed a new three-year contract to stay at West Ham until Summer 2024, following a successful 2020-21 campaign.
Having initially spent six months in charge of West Ham from November 2017 to May 2018 as manager, Moyes returned to the club in December 2019 and guided the Hammers to safety post lockdown before delivering a sixth-placed Premier League finish this season.
Feeling “delighted” to have committed his future to West Ham, Moyes said: “This is where I want to be and I’m happy. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here. The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the football club.”
The ex Everton manager also praised the board and club staff for being “fantastic to work with, giving me great support and I feel that we are all united in what we want to achieve in the coming years and how we might be able to achieve those things.”
West Ham were sat 17th in England’s top-flight when Moyes returned and have since gone on to qualify for Europa League football next season, which he hailed as ‘tremendous progress’ thanks to ‘a collective effort’ from both players, management and all staff at the club.
Moyes though has warned that his squad cannot afford to undo their progress next season, adding: ” The players really have been superb but the challenge is for our standards to continue developing. We must keep pushing boundaries for consistent improvement as we all aim to continue the growing of the Club.”
West Ham’s Joint-Chairmen, David Sullivan and David Gold added that Moyes’ decision to stay at the club is ‘fantastic news’ for the club in terms of ‘ensuring great stability’ moving forward as the club and country both strive to come out of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Having achieved a top six finish and Europa League qualification despite spending the majority of this season playing behind closed doors, both Sullivan and Gold praised the whole club for using this ‘experience’ to build ‘fantastic unity’ and cannot wait to see how the future unfolds under Moyes’ reign.
Assistant Manager, Alan Irvine however will take up a new technical advisory position as part of a restructure, whilst the rest of Moyes’ backroom team – Paul Nevin, Stuart Pearce and Kevin Nolan plus goalkeeping coach, Xavi Valero remain in their current coaching positions.