David Moyes has been named as the new manager for struggling Premier League side, West Ham United.

The Hammers on Tuesday announced the 54-year-old former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland manager as successor to Slaven Bilic who was sacked on Monday.

Bilic had been expected to see out the season with the Hammers but was dismissed by joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold in the wake of the 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool on Saturday.

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The club have not disclosed the length of Moyes' contract, but Sullivan told the club website they have absolute confidence in his abilities.

He said: "I would like to welcome David to West Ham United.

"This is a unique position for David Gold and myself - it is the first time in almost eight years at West Ham United that we have appointed a new manager during the season.

"We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the club.

"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."

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