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West Ham next manager after David Moyes
Who is West Ham's manager?
David Moyes is the new West Ham manager. Think you've heard that before? Well, you have. This is the former Manchester United, Everton and Real Sociedad manager's second stint in charge of the hammers following a relatively unsuccessful spell between 2017 and 2018. In fact, this David Moyes first job football since the West Ham gig.
Moyes was born in Glasgow in 1963. He began his footballing career with Celtic in 1980. A centre-back by trade, Moyes made 24 league appearances for the Hoops, winning the Scottish Premier League once in the 1981-82 season. From there he joined Cambridge United in 1983. He enjoyed his first regular football with Cambridge, making 79 appearances in the league in a two-year spell, scoring one goal in the process.
In 1985, Moyes joined Bristol City where he would stay for two seasons, making 86 appearances and scoring six goals from centre-half. He won a second career trophy at Bristol too, the Associate Members' Cup, the second of Moyes' three career honours as a player. He joined Shrewsbury in 1987, making almost a century of appearances and scoring 11 goals - in this period, Moyes found his shooting boots. He continued his fine goalscoring form at Dunfermline. Back in Scotland, Moyes scored 13 goals in 105 appearances. He would join another Scottish club, Hamilton Academical, in 1983 but would not stay long, making just three appearances before joining Preston North End where he would hang up his boots having won the Football League Third Division in the 1995-1996 season.
He continued his success with PNE as a manager, winning the Second Division in 1999-2000. This earned him a move to Premier League Everton where he would stay for 11 years, impressing neutrals by consistently flirting with the Champions League and qualifying once, in the 2004-05 season. He was appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor to the Manchester United throne in 2013 but, as with every manager who has held the job since Fergie left, failed to meet the lofty expectations of the club.
He was sacked and joined Real Sociedad where again he did not impress, winning less than a third of his games at the Basque club. A spell at relegation threatened Sunderland followed, a spell which saw Moyes' first demotion as a manager. It is a fate he is looking to avoid in his second spell as West Ham manager.
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