West Ham United manager David Moyes has insisted that his focus lies firmly with his current group of players, but revealed that money will be available if he wants to buy in January.
He went on to say that he’d be looking for “good players for the future” but ones that could also come in and do a job “immediately”.
Moyes replaced Slaven Bilic in charge at the London Stadium earlier this month and has taken one point from his first two matches in charge.
The manager insisted he is focused on building a new team and not on which players he could sign when the transfer window opens in January.
“I’m not bothered too much about who is not at the club,” said Moyes, as quoted by the Daily Star.
“I really think about the players who are here and really moulding them into a team which can get enough results to make sure we move up the league.”
However, the West Ham boss is confident that he will have the necessary funds to improve the squad, if his side are still in the same position come January.
“If we’re in the same position, I have no doubts that the owners would support any right deals.
“The important thing is we try to sign good players for the future, but who could do a job immediately.”
Moyes is looking for his first win as West Ham manager this evening against one of his former clubs. The Hammers face Everton in Premier League action at Goodison Park in what is a must-win game for both sides.
West Ham are currently in 18th place in the Premier League table and are without a win in their last six matches. Moyes’ side go into the game two points behind the Toffees and would move out of the relegation zone with three points tonight.
Moyes was manager at Goodison Park for 11 years between 2002 and 2013, before he left to join Manchester United.
In other West Ham news, Moyes has given this advice to Everton caretaker boss David Unsworth.