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Football: West Ham reappoint David Moyes as manager on 18-month deal

West Ham reappoint David Moyes as manager

West Ham confirmed the appointment of Moyes as their new manager on an 18-month contract on Sunday, the 56-year-old returning to the club after he was overlooked for the permanent position in favour of Manuel Pellegrini following a previous interim spell in charge. I think getting the right balance, team and formation is something we will need to work on in the coming weeks and months.

The expectations for the Chilean's West Ham were high.

It is up to Moyes now to turn the tide, and take the club back to a respectable position at the end of the season.

Moyes was let go by co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan after the 2017-18 season despite leading the club to survival and a 13th-place finish.

"There is a clause to extend it and I'm going to make it impossible that the clause can't be implemented", he said.

Of the players that remain from Moyes' first spell at the London Stadium, Ogbonna made the most appearances under the manager with 30 outings, Pablo Zabaleta and Cresswell following up with 29 and 28 respectively.

The Foxes were relieved by nearly all of their first teammates before the game against the Hamers, but they were able to beat 2-1 on goals from Kelechi Iheyacho and Demara Gray.

"He's been there before, he knows the club, and I think he will lift the place, get a bit of confidence in the team and bring smiles back onto the faces of the players and the fans".

The Hammers have been thinking about making the change for a number of weeks, and they have now turned to Moyes - who was axed in 2018, to be replaced by Pellegrini - having also considered Tony Pulis and Chris Hughton.

"I'm feeling very proud that I'm back here at West Ham". Neither player has scored more PL goals against a single opponent than they have versus West Ham.

But West Ham did not renew his contract and instead hired Pellegrini.

"We do want to keep possession but perhaps possession is not now seen, even maybe by yourselves (in the media), as the key to winning games". Of course, we all want the sugar on top of the cake, we want exciting players, nice names, who sound really good.

"I think there's got to be a short-term goal for us just now to get the wins to get us away from the wrong end of the league and what we're going to do over the next six months".

"We have to get results".

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