David Moyes is on the verge of being appointed the new West Ham manager on an 18-month contract, Football Insider can reveal.

The Scot, 56, has been locked in talks with the London club since Manuel Pellegrini was axed in the immediate wake of their 2-1 Premier League defeat to Leicester City last night.

A West Ham source has told Football Insider that discussions with Moyes have all but resulted in an agreement and that it is “99 per cent done”.

He is hoping to appoint Alan Irvine, Billy McKinlay and Chris Woods to his backroom staff, although deals have not yet been finalised.

There have been suggestions that Stuart Pearce will link up with Moyes at West Ham for a second time, but the source explained that is not yet agreed.

Irvine and Woods served alongside Moyes during his first spell at West Ham, while McKinlay is currently the assistant manager of Stoke City.

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Moyes is set to take over for a second time at the Hammers and has successfully pushed for a longer contract than he was given when replacing Slaven Bilic two years ago.

Moyes was only appointed on an interim basis in November 2017 and his contract was not extended when it expired at the end of that season.

But he is set to land a deal that will run until the summer of 2021 after first being approached by the West Ham board a number of weeks ago.

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