West Ham legend backs under-fire Moyes to succeed at the Hammers
By John Reid
West Ham legend Ray Stewart believes that newly appointed West Ham boss David Moyes will be a success at the Olympic Stadium.
The appointment has been criticised in some quarters due to Moyes’ recent failures at Manchester United and Sunderland.
But Stewart thinks that Moyes will do well, telling West Ham’s official website: “I think David Moyes is a great choice given what is needed at this time.
“He is also a very good coach and he will get the players organised, working extremely hard and fighting for each other. Because a fighting team is a happy team.
“He will work as hard as he possibly can, harder than anyone else, to get things right…within a few days he will have educated himself on the history of the club and everything that West Ham stands for.”
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Moyes has not had the best of managerial careers following his 11 years at Everton, with poor spells at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and most recently Sunderland, who he relegated from the Premier League last season.
Moyes takes over from Slaven Bilic, who was sacked at the weekend following the 4-1 defeat at the Olympic Stadium by Liverpool.
The new man’s first game in charge is an away trip to Watford on the 19th of November.
Stewart is a bona fide West Ham legend, making 423 appearances for the Hammers.
In other West Ham news, details have emerged of the end of Slaven Bilic’s time at the club.