David Moyes defends managerial record after West Ham fans' backlash over appointment

  • David Moyes defends managerial record after West Ham fans' backlash over appointment

David Moyes defends managerial record after West Ham fans' backlash over appointment

Moyes made it clear at the weekend that he would be interested in the West Ham job and the former Manchester United manager has been confirmed as the new Hammers boss.

The Scot has been out of work since failing to keep Sunderland in the top flight last season.

Does much of the blame for West Ham's woes lie with the current board and co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold?

Alvaro Arbeloa tweeted "better late than never" as the news broke that the struggling London club had chose to part ways with the manager who guided them to a seventh-placed finish two seasons ago.

"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".

The idea that West Ham have been approaching the big names in football management suggests Bilic had been on borrowed time for some while, however, he was shown the exit after their embarrassing 4-1 defeat at home to Liverpool on Saturday evening.

The 54-year-old Moyes has taken charge of 499 games in the Premier League, most during a successful spell with Everton from 2002-13. He resigned at the end of last season and was criticized for his negativity.

Moyes must also improve West Ham's form at the Olympic Stadium, the team's new home since leaving Upton Park at the end of the 2015-16 season.

"I'm really looking forward to meeting the supporters, being in the stadium with them", he said. "We need their support".

"Yes, I think I do", he said on the club's official website when asked if he has to prove himself.

Moyes' first game in charge will be away to Watford on the 19th November.

Hours after Bilic departed West Ham, he was already linked with the Fenerbahce job by the Turkish outlet Fotomac. So I'm hungry to make sure I get things right now.