By John Reid
David Moyes has revealed the reasoning behind his choices as assistant mangers at the Olympic Stadium, and said their first job was working hard in training and getting results on the pitch.
The new Hammers manager will work with a three-man assistant manager set-up of Stuart Pearce, Billy McKinlay and Alan Irvine, as well as goalkeeping coach Chris Woods, who he previously worked with at Everton and Manchester United.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, Moyes divulged the reasons “I’ve obviously worked with Alan, Billy and Chris previously, and I’m also looking forward to working with Stuart, who I have got to know well over the years.
“They all bring different qualities, and they all share the same desire and hunger to make a positive contribution here.
“It’s all about working hard on the training pitch and getting the results we need as quickly as possible – that’s all we are focused on.”
Moyes’ appointment as West Ham boss hasn’t gone down well with all the supporters at the Olympic Stadium.
Some fans are concerned after Moyes’ recent poor managerial record at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland.
West Ham begin life under Moyes with an away trip to Watford on Sunday, with the team currently in 18th place and in the Premier League relegation zone.
In other West Ham news, David Moyes has reportedly asked former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic for advice