West Ham has announced that David Moyes will be departing the Premier League club at the conclusion of the season.

David Moyes, the manager of West Ham United, will be bidding farewell to the club at the conclusion of his contract at the end of the 2023/24 season. This announcement comes amidst a series of disappointing results for the team, with four losses in their last eight league matches and only one victory in the remaining games. Moyes has faced challenges in keeping the club’s season alive.

Currently sitting in ninth place, West Ham finds themselves five points behind Manchester United, who have two games in hand. As a result, the chances of securing European football for the next season appear slim.

Reflecting on his time at West Ham, Moyes expressed his gratitude and satisfaction with the progress made during his tenure. He stated, “I have enjoyed four and a half brilliant years at West Ham, and the club is in a stronger position than when I returned back in 2019.” Moyes highlighted the club’s journey from being just above the relegation zone to achieving three consecutive seasons in Europe. Notably, he celebrated winning the Europa Conference League title last June, which marked the club’s first major trophy in 43 years. Moyes thanked the players for their support and the board for the opportunity to manage the club.

The pressure on Moyes has been mounting this season, as fans had high expectations following the team’s success in the previous campaign. Despite winning the UEFA Europa Conference League, West Ham faced setbacks with the departure of captain Declan Rice to Arsenal and the potential departure of playmaker Lucas Paqueta this summer.

West Ham joint-Chairman David Sullivan expressed his gratitude towards Moyes for his contributions to the club. He acknowledged the progress and success achieved under Moyes’ leadership and wished him well for the future. The announcement of Moyes’ departure allows for a proper send-off from the West Ham supporters during the final home fixture against Luton Town.

While Ruben Amorim of Sporting Lisbon was initially linked as a potential replacement for Moyes, it appears that Julen Lopetegui, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers manager, is now the frontrunner. The club has confirmed that the recruitment process for Moyes’ successor has begun but will refrain from making further comments until an appointment is confirmed.

Moyes first took charge of West Ham in 2017, successfully guiding them out of the relegation zone. However, he left at the end of the 2017/18 season before returning for his second tenure in December 2019.

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