Sullivan delivers verdict on new West Ham manager after Moyes appointed
By George Brooks
West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan has backed the club’s new manager David Moyes to repeat the success he had at Everton.
Sullivan and co-chairman David Gold are in a unique position, having appointed a new manager during a season for the first time in nearly eight years.
Moyes has replaced former boss Slavan Bilic, who was sacked on Monday after the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool at the weekend and has reportedly been offered a six-month contract.
Sullivan has welcomed Moyes to the West Ham, in a statement on the club’s official website and has backed him to achieve the sort of success he did as manager of Everton.
“We need somebody with experience, knowledge of the Premier League and the players in it, and we believe David is the right man to turn things around and get the best out of the players at the club,” said Sullivan.
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“He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm.
“He proved with Everton that he has great qualities and we feel that West Ham United is a club that will give David the platform to display those qualities again.”
Moyes enjoyed a successful 11-year spell as manager at Goodison Park, leading the Toffees to the Champions Leauge, Europa League and FA Cup final.
He was handpicked by Sir Alex Ferguson to replace him as manager of Manchester United in 2013, but was sacked by the club after only ten months in charge.
He has managed in the Premier League for 14 seasons, with eight of the last nine ending with top eight finishes but his most recent campaign ended in relegation with Sunderland.
West Ham are currently 18th in the Premier League having taken just nine points from their opening 11 matches.
Moyes’ first game in charge of the Hammers will be the Premier League game against Watford at Vicarage Road on November 19.