The season has come to a close and after a turbulent campaign, West Ham finished comfortably safe in 13th place.
At stages, it looked like the Hammers were destined for the drop, the home game against Burnley probably the lowest point.
However, David Moyes took over from Slaven Bilic in November when West Ham were in the relegation zone and six months later, the Hammers finishes nine points above 18th placed Swansea, and are now looking forward to another season in the top flight.
With Moyes having now departed the London Stadium, the West Ham board are now on the lookout for a new manager.
The Hammers board suffered a backlash from supporters this season on a different level to ever before and will be keen to make sure that is put right for the next campaign.
We’ve taken a look at five things the West Ham board will have learnt from this season…
1. Commitment to a manager
David Moyes took over from Slaven Bilic and did what he had to do and kept the club safe. However, Moyes was only on a short-term deal and this just brings more uncertainty and slows down the planning for next season. The board have to sort out the manager situation before they can start thinking about players.
2. Defenders needed to fit the system
West Ham incorporated a five at the back formation, including wing backs, however, the players weren’t particularly suited to the system.
Left-back Aaron Cresswell was playing at centre-back and although he is a good player, he is much better placed at full-back.
Paulo Zabaleta was playing at Wing-Back and at 33-years-old, he no longer has the legs to be a top player in that position. West Ham need to look at players who get can up and down the pitch with ease if the new manager wants to use a back five.
3. Board need to repair relationships with supporters
In the home game against Burnley earlier this year, trouble broke out inside the London stadium as supporters looked to protest against the board.
There were fans on the pitch and the team lost 3-0. The board need to get the West Ham fans back on side as the current unhealthy relationship is not good for the team.
4. A recognised number nine is still needed
Marko Arnautovic has had an impressive season for West Ham after joining for around £25 million. The Austrian has been transformed from a winger to a striker under David Moyes and been the Hammers’ top scorer this season.
However, with only 11 goals scored, it is still not enough for a club looking to break into the top half of the Premier League.
It is has been a running theme at the club in recent years, as Arnautovic’s total was the most scored by a single player at West Ham since Bobby Zamora in 2006/07.
5. There's a lack of leaders
Although Mark Noble is a great captain and leader, it seems like he has to do it all himself at times.
The board may have to look at their recruitment policy and start to identify players who can help Noble in guiding this West Ham team onto better things.
That may not mean buying the best and most expensive players but the right sort of player who can change the dynamic of the dressing room.