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Julen Lopetegui to replace David Moyes as West Ham head coach

Julen Lopetegui has reached agreement with West Ham to replace David Moyes as the club’s head coach at the end of the season.

“Julen Lopetegui has agreed terms with West Ham to become new head coach replacing David Moyes from next season. Lopetegui has accepted WHFC proposal, ready to proceed to formal stages. Details being finalised then contracts will be signed but agreement in place.” said Fabrizio Romano

It is understood that the Spanish coach has already shared his plans with West Ham ahead of the summer transfer window.

Through a statement, West Ham confirmed the mutual exit of David Moyes as at the end of the season when his contract expires.

“West Ham United can confirm David Moyes will leave the Club by mutual consent at the end of the 2023/24 season, when his contract expires.

David will depart after four and a half years in charge at London Stadium, during which time he secured two top-seven Premier League finishes, runs to the UEFA Europa League semi and quarter-finals, and victory in last season’s UEFA Europa Conference League, with a 2-1 win over ACF Fiorentina in Prague securing West Ham’s first major trophy since lifting the FA Cup in 1980, and their first European success since 1965. ” said the club

Speaking after the news, Moyes noted that the achievements he has achieved for the four and a half years he has been in charge.

“I have enjoyed four and a half brilliant years at West Ham, and the Club is in a stronger position than when I returned back in 2019.

“When I joined West Ham for a second time, the Club was one place above the relegation zone, and it has been a terrific journey to have achieved three consecutive seasons in Europe.

“After leading the Club to safety, we guided the team to finishes of 6th and 7th in the Premier League, and I was delighted when we won the Europa Conference League title last June – the Club’s first major trophy in 43 years.

“I would like to thank all the players for their support, and all the success they have achieved, over the last four and a half years.

“I have really enjoyed working with everyone at West Ham, and I would like to thank the Board for giving me the opportunity to manage this great Club.

“I wish my eventual successor, the Directors, the players, the staff, the fans, and everybody at West Ham, all the very best for the future.” he said

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