David Moyes has been confirmed as West Ham United’s new manager, just a day after the club parted company with Slaven Bilic.

The Scot has been out of work since leading Sunderland to relegation from the Premier League last season, and also struggled in spells at Manchester United and Real Sociedad after leaving Everton to replace Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.

The 54-year-old takes over the Hammers side that is in the relegation zone following a dire start to the season. Winning just twice in 11 games, they are six points away from the security of 10th place, and are in need of a strong run of results in order to climb the table.

A solid mid-table finish and getting the best out of a squad that was significantly enhanced over the summer will be the manager’s primary tasks.

Moyes’ first game will come after the international break on 19th November, away to ninth-place Watford, who have impressed under Marco Silva.