West Ham United have confirmed the return of David Moyes to the club as first-team manager following the sack of Manuel Pallegrini.
The club announced the confirmation on its twitter handle Sunday saying “We are pleased to confirm that David Moyes has returned to the Club as first-team manager.”
Moyes, who is met club officials on Sunday, led relegation-threatened West Ham to Premier League safety during six months at the club following the dismissal of Slaven Bilic in November 2017.
However, his contract was not renewed, with the Hammers stating they were “looking to go in another direction”.
Despite providing Pellegrini with a significant transfer budget, West Ham saw results nosedive this season following an injury to first-choice goalkeeper Lucasz Fabianski.
Even going into the Leicester game, it was hoped the Chilean manager would turn the situation round. But Leicester’s victory with a virtual reserve team left the Hammers hierarchy fearing a change had to be made in order to save their top-flight future.