“With the age I am now, I don’t really give a s***. I’m not going to get many more goes at this. So if I don’t make a go of it and I don’t really do what I think’s right and what I want to do, then I’ll regret it.”
David Moyes has given his frankest quotes yet on his position yet as the storm clouds continue to hover him.
It’s Everton tomorrow and the Scot knows he has to get things right on the pitch if he is to survive as the Hammers boss.
He is getting the total backing of the board as he bids to create a new scenario at our relegation threatened club.
But he also admitted in colourful terms on The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett, that he doesn’t give a s..t if his reputation takes a hit.
He added that he felt he needed to take a step back in order to take two steps forward, following a rocky start to the campaign, despite guiding the Hammers to an unexpected seventh-place finish last season, as well as to the Europa League semi-final.
He also claimed he won’t get too many chances at management declaring: “We had a really good team for the last two years, but we had a few Mark Nobles coming to the end, and one or two others coming to the end. We had to change it.
“I felt as if I nearly had to break [the team] up a little bit, because I’d seen signs [that West Ham were starting to regress]. My experience, my longevity was telling me; if I don’t do this now I’m going to feel I’m going to be caught out.
“We probably didn’t do as well from January onwards last year. We had some brilliant nights, getting to the semi final of European football … we were 10 minutes away from finishing sixth above Manchester United, so the margins were incredibly small.”
Moyes said he thought West Ham’s current squad was better than the squad they had last year, but conceded that the first team wasn’t quite as good.
“As a young manager I worried much more [about getting sacked]. In the position I’m in now I worry far, far less. Because it’s in my blood, I love the game, I want to be here enjoying what I’m doing, but it wouldn’t be the end of the earth [if I got sacked].
“But my pride and my determination is that I want to be successful and I want to do a really good job for West Ham,” he added.