Exclusive – David Moyes defends managerial record after West Ham fans’ backlash over appointment

David Moyes has succeeded Slaven Bilic as West Ham manager

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

David Moyes has launched a passionate defence of his managerial record and is hungry and determined to prove the doubters wrong at West Ham.

The Scot spoke exclusively to talkSPORT on Tuesday lunchtime after signing a contract to succeed Slaven Bilic as Hammers boss.

Moyes' appointment has been greeted with dismay by many West Ham fans, given his lack of success since leaving Everton in 2013.

He was sacked by Manchester United after just ten months, suffered the same fate after a year at Real Socidead and left his most recent job at Sunderland after a single season following their relegation to the Championship.

Moyes, however, maintains there have been mitigating factors behind his recent lack of success in the dugout and is confident he can rebuild his reputation at the London Stadium.

"I'm thrilled to be back in the game," he told Jim White.

"It is a massive club, West Ham. It is a well-established club, a well-run football club, so I am looking forward to getting my teeth into it and obviously the job is to make sure we get wins and get ourselves up the league.

"Everybody has opinions. I have opinions when I go to watch teams and games as well. Everyone is entitled to that. I think my record would stand up to most.

"I have only managed five clubs in my career. I could probably give you reasons for most of them. The most recent one [at Sunderland] was the wrong choice by me.

"Hopefully, I will show everybody what I am really like. I have probably got one of the best win records in the Premier League."

Asked for his direct message to West Ham fans, Moyes responded: "Support the players, support the staff. We are all here to do the job and get West Ham in the correct position and move up the table."

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