McKinlay and Irvine join Moyes at West Ham
NEW West Ham boss David Moyes has appointed former Dundee United pair Billy McKinlay and Alan Irvine as assistant managers alongside ex-Hammer Stuart Pearce.
McKinlay has left Moyes’ former club Sunderland where he was joint caretaker boss alongside Robbie Stockdale while Irvine was long-term assistant during Moyes’ time at Everton.
Former England defender Pearce made 50 appearances for t he Hammers in the autumn of his career and said: “I’m really looking forward to coming in and getting involved.
“The opportunity to work with David Moyes, who I have respected greatly over the years, was a big factor, as was having previously played for the club.
“It’s been many years since I was there for a couple of seasons but I really enjoyed my time.
“The West Ham fans were fantastic to me and I’m looking forward to coming back.
“It’s tough times at the moment but it’s a fantastic opportunity for me. I’m really excited by t he challenge.”
The Hammers are third bottom in the Premier League, which led to Moyes replacing Slaven Bilic a week ago.
Irvine served under his fellow Scot at Everton and is looking forward to working with him again.
“I’m delighted to be given this opportunity and am really looking forward to the challenge ahead,” he said.
“I obviously know David well from our time together at Preston and Everton, and it was certainly a big attraction to work with him again, as was the thought of coming to a club like West Ham.”
United boss Csaba Laszlo.