West Ham have announced David Moyes as their new manager on a six-month contract.
The 54-year-old, whose Sunderland side were relegated from the Premier League last season, succeeds Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday with West Ham 18th in the table.
Moyes, who has also managed Preston, Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad, becomes the 16th manager in the Hammers’ history.
“I’m really looking forward to meeting the supporters, being in the stadium with them and seeing them get right behind the team, and my team also,” he said.
“We need everybody with us. It’s a big job we have in hand now but, with everybody together, I’m sure we can get the right results between now and the end of the season.”