David Moyes keen to 'meet West Ham fans'

David Moyes keen to 'meet West Ham fans'

West Ham have appointed David Moyes as their new manager.

As the pair were joined by David Moyes - and former Middlesbrough midfielder George Boateng - on the latest edition of "Soccer Sunday", the inevitable departure of Slaven Bilic at West Ham gave them a chance to have a bit of fun.

He was sacked by Spanish team Real Socieded after a year in charge before a chastening 10-month spell at Sunderland, which he failed to keep in England's lucrative top division.

Moyes has only been handed a short contract of six months to see if he is the right man to lead West Ham forward, and the 54-year-old admitted that he was okay with penning a deal of that length given the circumstances.

"This is a unique position for David Gold and myself - it is the first time in nearly 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", West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan said. "He is highly regarded and respected within the game and will bring fresh ideas, organization and enthusiasm", Sullivan added.

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Arguably their biggest worry is that Moyes has signed on until the end of the 2018/2019 season.

In his unveiling video on West Ham's Twitter account, Moyes attempted to rally the fans, saying: "I'm really looking forward to meeting the supporters, being in the stadium with them".

"I think we've got a good squad". We need everybody with us.

But Moyes, whose first game in charge will be at Watford a week on Sunday following the global break, urged them to get behind him and his squad. West Ham suffered a 3-1 defeat at home at the hands of Liverpool last weekend.

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

"It is a massive club, West Ham". So I'm hungry to make sure I get things right now.

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