David Moyes, appointed manager of West Ham on Monday to replace sacked Slaven Bilic, has told a press conference he has a “point to prove” as he aims to “repair” his reputation at his new club.
The Hammers have had a woeful start to their 2017/18 Premier League campaign, having lost their first three games, taking just nine points from 11 league matches, conceding 23 goals, leaving them in 18th position in the table and one point adrift of safety.
The former Everton and Manchester United manager who has been out of work since resigning from relegated Sunderland in May, has been given a six-month deal at the London Stadium, which has frustratingly been the home of the Hammers since 2016 after moving from their beloved Boleyn Ground
“I do have a point to prove, yes,” Moyes said during his unveiling at the London Stadium on Wednesday. “I think maybe I have to do that and show it. Sometimes you have to repair things and maybe I have a bit to repair.
“For me, I didn’t do enough due diligence [before taking the Sunderland job],” he added.
“I know when I look back, I started at Preston which was very good. I was fortunate enough to get a job at Everton, everyone knows about my time there. From that, I got a great opportunity to manage Manchester United, it’s been well-documented.
“After that, I wanted to try something different. I went to Spain, had a great year, enjoyed my time, different culture, different players. I came back and made a poor choice in the club I chose.
“I want to get back and I want to win. I want to get back to show exactly what I’m about and West Ham is as good a club as any to do that at.”
Since taking over the club Moyes has overseen two gruelling training sessions already ahead of his first task to take on Watford at Vicarage Road on Sunday November 19.