David Moyes has revealed he was shocked at the reaction of West Ham fans during his first game in charge against Watford and condemned their actions before calling for unity for the team’s sake.
The new Hammers boss addressed the attitude of the fans in the press conference ahead of Friday’s night game with Leicester game.
“I want everyone to be together,” Moyes shared before revealing, “I am not aware of the problems before I came, I was a bit surprised when I heard it [the board criticism].”
The Scottish manager added: “I want them behind us to give us a chance of winning”.
Some West Ham fans had banners out, with one directly calling out David Sullivan, David Gold and Karen Brady and how they’re running the club.
Another called the board “lying thieving frauds”.
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The Hammers have had a rough start to the season, with Slaven Billic losing his job and being replaced by Moyes.
They’re currently 18th in the league with nine points from 12 games, and have the second worst goal difference with -14.
While Moyes lost his opening game, the bad form pre-dates him, with the Hammers having not tasted victory in any of their last five league games.
Moyes will try to guide the Hammers out of the relegation zone on Friday, with victory against Leicester City.