By Danny Wright
Sam Allardyce believes that David Moyes will win over the West Ham supporters by winning matches after the Hammers faithful make it clear they weren’t happy with the appointment.
Moyes, 54, was hired as Slaven Bilic’s successor on Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after the Croat was booted out of the door at the London Stadium following a dire start to the season that leaves West Ham in the Premier League relegation zone.
When the Hammers announced on their official Twitter account the arrival of the ex-Everton and Manchester United manager, the comments in reply did not make for pretty reading, especially after Moyes had been hired not long after leading Sunderland to relegation to the Championship last season.
Despite the animosity shown towards the decision, ex-West Ham boss Allardyce is still tipping Moyes to change the minds of the supporters.
“He wins them over by winning football matches, there is no doubt about that,” said Allardyce, as quoted on the TalkSport website.
“Every manager no matter whether it is Slaven Bilic, me, Harry Redknapp, they all get the time when West Ham fans don’t like them.
“I’ve always said it is what happens at West Ham. If you don’t do well and don’t win football matches, they voice their opinion and rightly so, but when it goes well they are the opposite. They get right behind the team.”
Allardyce managed the Hammers between 2011 and 2015 and by the end of his spell it was quite clear that the fans wanted him out due to the dull style of football that he instructed his team to play.
The Black Countryman was replaced by Bilic in what was the Upton Park hotseat the at time, but two and a half years later, the Croat’s reign with the Irons came to an abrupt end.
In other West Ham news, Alvaro Arbeloa took a brutal swipe at Bilic after he was sacked.