David Moyes next club odds - Sunderland and Celtic linked with West Ham manager

David Moyes will leave West Ham when his contract expires.David Moyes will leave West Ham when his contract expires.
David Moyes will leave West Ham when his contract expires. | Getty Images
David Moyes will leave West Ham this summer but that doesn’t mean that his journey in management is over.

West Ham manager David Moyes will leave the club at the end of the Premier League season, it has been confirmed. The Scotsman will lead his Hammers side for the last time against Manchester City next weekend in a fixture which could still have huge implications in the title race.

Moyes returned to West Ham in 2019 having spent a brief spell at the London Stadium the year prior. The former Manchester United and Everton manager will leave the club this summer having taken the side to European glory when winning the Europa Conference League last year.

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Moyes had admitted that any contract extension talks with West Ham would only have taken place at the end of the season as he remained coy about his future at the club during the campaign. The club is reported to be prepared to replace the 61-year-old with former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui.

David Moyes to leave West Ham

Confirming the news via the West Ham official website, David Moyes said: “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."

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Even after 26 years in football management, Moyes' departure from West Ham doesn't mean it's the last that fans will see of him. The Hammers boss has already been linked with a number of jobs.

David Moyes next club odds - Celtic and Sunderland frontrunners

According to Gambling.com, a return to Scotland to take charge of Celtic is the most likely destination for Moyes after leaving London. The manager is 6/4 to take charge at Celtic Park.

The Bhoys are currently managed by former Liverpool and Chelsea man Brendan Rodgers. The Northern Irishman signed a three-year deal with the club in 2023, so the post isn't expected to free up in the immediate future.

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Bookies also think Moyes could return to former club Sunderland. That reunion in 7/4 with the Black Cats currently on the lookout for a manager having sacked Michael Beale in February.

Two Premier League clubs are the third and fourth likely destinations for Moyes with Nottingham Forest at 5/2 and Sheffield United at 4/1. The full list of odds is -

  1. Celtic - 6/4
  2. Sunderland - 7/4
  3. Nottingham Forest - 5/2
  4. Sheffield United - 4/1
  5. Brentford - 5/1
  6. Burnley - 11/2
  7. West Brom - 6/1
  8. Southampton - 8/1
  9. Preston North End - 10/1
David Moyes will leave West Ham when his contract expires.David Moyes will leave West Ham when his contract expires.
David Moyes will leave West Ham when his contract expires. | Getty Images

Will David Moyes retire after West Ham?

Speaking last year as questions over his future at West Ham first began to come, Moyes insisted that he was not thinking of retirement, even after managing well over a thousand matches. He told Sky Sports: "I'm not in a hurry to stop managing, that's for sure. I can grow teams and clubs. I genuinely think there are loads of similarities at West Ham [to Everton]. Things we can do better, what we're trying to do.

"The biggest milestone for me was always reaching 1,000 games as a manager because when you do that you've had a career out of management. It takes a long time to get to there and with what you must go through. If you're in work, it means you must be doing something right to keep yourself in the job.

"The fire always burns, even when I've been losing because I want to get back and get the result. The defeats are always hard to take and it doesn't get any easier the older you get."

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