David Moyes fires warning to West Ham United players

Hope Soto
November 9, 2017

He signed a six-year contract when he succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson as Manchester United boss in 2013 but was sacked 10 months into the deal.

"I think I do have a point to prove - sometimes you have to fix things and maybe I've a little bit to fix", said Moyes, whose primary focus is on shoring up a Hammers defence that has conceded 23 goals in 11 Premier League games. "I can only tell eight of them just now but I'll tell the other eight when they get back [from global duty]".

New West Ham United manager David Moyes has warned his players that they will not get into the team unless they are willing to put the effort in. And as you can see wetly to journalists like this all the time, and sometimes it can go the wrong way, but I apologised for that'.

"My biggest challenge is I know I have a game coming up and I have to get the team ready and the games come thick and fast". He has replaced Slaven Bilic, sacked on Monday with the Hammers 18th in the table, and is far from a universally popular appointment among fans.

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"There are so many avenues to voice your opinion", he said in response to heavy social media criticism. "I have to win the games", said the Scotsman.

"It's good for us both", said the 54-year-old Scot. And he refused to criticise his predecessor, who has been accused of allowing players to fall into indiscipline.

But Moyes, who is in talks to bring in no-nonsense former Hammers defender Stuart Pearce as part of his coaching staff, said there would be no easing up on his watch. They will either do the work and get on with it, if they don't do the work then they are not playing. "I'm in a hurry and they need to be in a hurry too", he said.

"We need the players to take responsibility as well. We will give them sessions and plenty of them, it'll be tough for them". He is expected to appoint former England worldwide Stuart Pearce as part of his coaching staff.

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