David Moyes named new manager: West Ham fans in complete meltdown

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New West Ham United manager David Moyes pledged to deliver attractive, disciplined football as he plots their escape from the relegation zone in the Premier League.

He has effectively been named as West Ham's interim manager after Slaven Bilic was dismissed on Monday morning, but the Scot takes over knowing that there is a strong possibility of being offered a two-year contract if he saves the club from relegation.

Moyes has struggled to reestablish himself since his scathing experience at Manchester United and failed to keep Sunderland in the Premier League last season.

"I don't know any manager who hasn't gone through negative periods, especially in the game today".

The team left its Upton Park home of 112 years to move to the Olympic Stadium the following season and the change has coincided with West Ham's problems.

"He is highly regarded and respected within the game, and will bring fresh ideas, organisation and enthusiasm". He resigned at the end of last season and was criticized for his negativity.

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"You were talking about his experience, that's what we need".

"I'm looking forward to seeing them get right behind the team, and my team also", Moyes said. He will be telling us what he thinks we need.

But Moyes, whose first game in charge will be at Watford a week on Sunday following the worldwide break, urged them to get behind him and his squad.

Moyes must also improve West Ham's form at the Olympic Stadium, the team's new home since leaving Upton Park at the end of the 2015-16 season. So I'm hungry to make sure I get things right now. The team has been prone to collapsing after going behind — it has already lost by at least a three-goal margin on four occasions this season — and lacked any real identity under Bilic.

West Ham's decision to take things slowly with Moyes comes after the board faced down supporter unrest over his appointment.

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