McKinlay Back at West Ham

After West Ham United confirmed that David Moyes had signed a new three-year contract to remain as manager last month, it was then thought that Stuart Pearce, Kevin Nolan, Paul Nevin and Xavi Valero would follow suit and today, they have all extended their stays at the club.

With Alan Irvine having stepped down from the role of assistant manager to take up a technical advisory role in Stratford, Moyes has turned to fellow Scot Billy McKinlay who will replace Irvine and join Moyes on the touchline for the start of the 2021/22 season.

McKinlay returns to the Hammers after filling one of the first-team coaches positions alongside Pearce while the former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss was previously in charge of the East Londoners during November 2017 and May 2018.