Newly appointed West Ham manager David Moyes has admitted he has a point to prove if he is to win over the faith of the club’s supporters.
The Hammers confirmed Moyes as manager on Tuesday morning, much to the dissaray of a large percentage of their fans.
The Scot replaced Slaven Bilic, who was sacked less than 24 hours prior, with the club currently sitting in the Premier League relegation zone.
The former-Everton manager failed to save Sunderland from relegation last season, and had disappointing spells in charge of Manchester United and Real Sociedad, too.
Hammers joint-chairmen David Sullivan and David Gold were persuaded to give Moyes another chance in English top fight football based on his successful 11-year stint in charge of Everton, and fully believe he is the man to turn their fortunes around, and save them from Championship football next year.
“Do I have a point to prove? Yes, I think I do,” Moyes told the club’s official website.
“I’ve managed five clubs since starting out nearly 20 years ago, starting at Preston and then going to Everton. My period at Manchester United is well documented and I then did something I have always wanted to do by experiencing management abroad, with Real Sociedad.
“It’s only been the last job where I feel it wasn’t a good move and I didn’t enjoy the experience. So I’m hungry to make sure I get things right now.
“The focus here is purely between now and the end of the season. The first thing is to win the next game and build from there, and I’m sure we will be in a much stronger position before long.”
Moyes has just under a fortnight to begin getting to know his players, with the clubs next league game a clash with Watford on November 19.
“It gives me a chance to get settled in and get to know how things work,” he added.
“I think we’ve got a good squad. At the moment they should be in a better position than they are, and I believe they will be come the end of the season.
“West Ham supporters are a very passionate group, and we need them behind us.
“How do we do that? By building a successful team, with good players playing well, and that’s what we are aiming to do.”