West Ham have officially confirmed the appointment of new Head Coach Julen Lopetegui, who replaces David Moyes after 4.5 years at the helm.

Lopetegui has signed a 2-year contract with an option of a 3rd, as reported by The West Ham Way, and is now to work alongside Technical Director Tim Steidten as we enter a new era in east London.

The former Spain and Real Madrid boss has been speaking of his delight at making the move to the club he has been wanting to join for some time, as has been reported by the clubs Official Website following the formal announcement.

“I am where I want to be,” exclaimed the former Sevilla manager. “I am here because I want to be here and for us it was a fantastic day when we closed our agreement here because our commitment is 100 per cent to be here. We had other opportunities but I am very happy that West Ham chose me because I chose West Ham too, so we are really happy about this.

“We came here with the idea and the thought to make a big, big noise. That’s why we came here, and we are excited by this challenge. Of course, we are going to do our best to help the Club and the team to achieve to achieve the best level and to achieve our aims. I assure the fans that they are going to be key in all our achievements.”

Our Podcast co-host and club insider ExWHUEmployee has spoken of his excitement at the appointment, and has called on fans to be United again and behind this new chapter in the east end of London.

“I’m excited for the new Head Coach to come in now,” stated Ex. “It’s been a while in the making and it will be great to get him and his team confirmed.

“I use the term Head Coach as it appears things like recruitment will be down to Steidten and his team, and Lopetegui will pick the players. Already it seems we are close to a few signings and this is a positive step.

“It’s time now for all West Ham fans whether you were Moyes in or out to get United behind the new manager. The negativity of last season was so toxic and we have a chance to put that behind us and become united again. We are by far a more powerful force when we are! This is hopefully a new positive era for us.”