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David Sullivan: Moyes guided us out of a ‘difficult situation’

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan has thanked David Moyes for getting the club out of waht he described as a ‘difficult situation’.

Moyes was appointed as West Ham manager back in November after Slaven Bilic was sacked  following a difficult start to the season.

The Hammers sat in the Premier League’s relegation zone when the Scot took charge, and the former Manchester United and Sunderland boss was appointed to ensure the club’s top flight position for next season.

After doing so – West Ham finished 13th in the table – Moyes announced he was to leave the club for pastures new.

However the Scotsman didn’t leave without gratitude from the club’s owners, who paid their sincerest thanks for helping the Hammers through a tough period.

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan said: “I would like to place on record my sincere thanks to David Moyes and his staff for achieving the target of keeping West Ham United in the Premier League.

“Throughout his time here, David has carried himself with dignity and honesty and we have all found him to be a pleasure to work with. He, Alan, Stuart and Billy accepted the challenge and attacked it head on, turning around a difficult situation. They deserve great respect for the job they have done and they leave the Club with our best wishes.

“When David and his team arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only on the six months until the end of the season, at which point a decision would be made with regards to the future. Having taken stock of the situation and reflected now the campaign is complete, we feel that it is right to move in a different direction.”

West Ham are yet to appoint a new manager, however Sullivan insists he and the powers that be at the London Stadium are working day and night to find the right man for the job, and that the fans can expect an announcement within the fortnight.

“We are already taking steps to identify and recruit the manager we believe can take West Ham United forward in line with our ambitions. We aim to appoint a high-calibre figure who we feel will lead the Club into an exciting future for our loyal supporters within the next ten days.”