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Everton sack Allardyce as Moyes leaves West Ham

Post season changes have already started to take effect in the premier league with Everton firing coach Sam Allardyce, while David Moyes has left West Ham.

By SportBrief Reporter

Sam Allardyce was on Wednesday sacked as manager of Premier League side Everton despite guiding them away from the relegation zone to a mid-table finish, the club announced.

The 63-year-old had come under fire from fans over the route one style of play and former England and Manchester United star Wayne Rooney was rumoured to want to move if Allardyce stayed.

“We have made the decision that, as part of our longer-term plan, we will be appointing a new manager this summer,” said club director Denise Barrett-Baxendale.

On the same note, manager David Moyes has left West Ham after just over six months in charge despite guiding the club to Premier League survival. Moyes, 55, took over from Slaven Bilic on a short-term contract in November with the club in the relegation zone.

West Ham secured safety with two games to spare and finished 13th. Moyes met senior figures at the club on Monday.

The former Everton and Manchester United boss recorded nine wins and 10 draws from 31 games as West Ham boss.

“When David and his team arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only on the six months until the end of the season, at which point a decision would be made with regards to the future,” said West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan.

“We feel that it is right to move in a different direction. We aim to appoint a high-calibre figure who we feel will lead the club into an exciting future for our loyal supporters within the next 10 days.”

Moyes’ assistants Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay have also left with immediate effect.

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