Former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes has been appointed by West Ham United as the club’s new manager.

Moyes comes in to replace Slaven Bilic, who was sacked after a terrible start to the season.

His last job was at Sunderland, where he resigned following the club’s relegation from the English Premier League.

Hammers joint chairman David Sullivan said the 54-year-old Scot is “the right man to turn things around”.

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He added: “We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David can get the best out of the players.

“He is highly regarded and respected within the game and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.

“He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again.”

Moyes’ first game in charge will be at Watford in the Premier League on 19 November.

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He said: “It’s a big job we have in hand now but I’m sure that with everyone together we can get the right result between now and the end of the season.

“I’m really looking forward to meeting the supporters, being in the stadium with them. I’m looking forward to them getting right behind the team and my team also.

“We need their support, we need everybody with us.”

Fans have not been particularly elated with the decision, with Moyes having been sacked from 2 of his last 3 jobs.