David Moyes marched into the first presser of his second spell at West Ham and declared: “I’m smiling because it was great to come in through the doors and see everybody. It made it so much easier.”
And he added: “I certainly feel as if I have unfinished business. I really enjoyed my time here last time and I felt, by the end, we had gone in a really positive direction with the players. “
And he revealed for the first time there is a clause in his new deal which could see the club and himself agreeing to an extension at the end of the 18 month deal.
And having explained that was the case he added: “I’m going to make it impossible that the clause can’t be implemented. That’s my plan and I want to carry it out.”
He clearly feels he has a better chance of saving the club from relegation this time around than last after looking at the squad left at his disposal.
He said: “The Club has spent well and the players need to stand up and show what they can do. We need to demand all the things we did before.
“When I came in before, we had to try and quickly get a turnaround and we have to do that again, but I know I have a longer project to look at things after that.”
“I hope to get my backroom staff sorted in the near future and I’ve had conversations with the staff who I knew from my first time here to get me up to speed.
I’ve also sat down with Mark Noble, who was incredibly helpful. I can only say we will do everything we can to give them the best possible performance and result against Bournemouth.”
ClaretandHugh: As pressers go this was as upbeat as it gets and a far cry from the Pellegrini affairs when the Chilean said as little as possible making sure he gave away very little. Moyes was as happy as it gets and the warmth that he was spreading around on his return to the club he called “home” at one point demostrates that this may even be the job he had been waiting for whilst in exile from management. Not everybody is going to be happy seeing the Glaswegian back in charge but this was an encouraging start.
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