David Moyes has been appointed as West Ham manager and will return for a second spell at the club.
David, 55, has signed an 18-month deal and starts with the New Year’s Day home game against Bournemouth.
He replaces Manuel Pellegrini, who was sacked after Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat by a much-changed Leicester side.
“I feel like I’ve got unfinished business,” said Moyes, who led the Hammers to Premier League safety in a seven-month spell from November 2017.
Former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes, who took over from Slaven Bilic two years ago, left at the end of the season as the east London club decided to “go in a different direction” with former Manchester City manager Pellegrini.
But the veteran Chilean, who led the Hammers to a 10th-place finish last season, was sacked following their fourth straight home defeat on Saturday.
It left them one place and one point above the relegation zone.
“I’m feeling very proud that I’m back here at West Ham, but more importantly I’ll be looking to see what I can do, what I can make improvements to and how we can get some wins with the players,” Moyes said.
“I do believe that the squad of players I’ve got here is a better squad of players than when I took over before, so I am looking forward to working with them.
David Moyes took over from Slaven Bilic at West Ham in November 2017 with the club in the relegation zone
Stuart Pearce and Alan Irvine, who were Moyes’ assistants in his previous stint, are again likely to join his coaching staff.