DAVID Moyes is out of the running for the Scotland job after being appointed as the new West Ham United manager. 

The former Manchester United and Everton boss had been touted as a possible successor to Gordon Strachan in the national team hotseat after the failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. 

But the 54-year-old Scot was today named as Slaven Bilic's replacement six months after leaving Sunderland following their relegation from the English top-flight.

The Croatian was sacked by the Hammers on Monday following a disappointing start to the league campaign that has left them in the relegation zone after 11 matches.

Joint-Chairman David Sullivan told whufc.com: “I would like to welcome David to West Ham United.

“This is a unique position for David Gold and myself - it is the first time in almost eight years at West Ham United that we have appointed a new manager during the season. 

“We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the club. He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.

“He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again.”