'Great to be home' - Moyes delighted to be back at West Ham


West Ham has confirmed the re-election of David Moyes as manager in an 18-month contract and he will go directly to work against Bournemouth on New Year's Day. I've missed being here.

"I'm feeling very proud that I'm back here at West Ham".

Moyes said former assistant and fellow Scot Alan Irvine would be part of his backroom staff with former West Ham defender Stuart Pearce also in the frame.

We are pleased to confirm that David Moyes has returned to the Club as first-team manager.

Moyes, whose only permanent commitment was Jordan Hugill for £ 10m, a short-term deal for Patrice Evra, and a loan agreement for Portuguese midfielder Joao Mario, said he was trying to get Fabianski to the club to replace former Adrian number one when Joe Hart signed his loan agreement.

Moyes feels the squad he is inheriting from Pellegrini is stronger than the one he left behind in May 2018, but is not ruling out further investment in the January window. I am more interested in the players at the club at the moment, to see how we can mould them into the best possible team and formation. He scored an average of 1.70 points per game and gave James Maddison his first opportunity at the club.

The 56-year-old has been without a club since leaving West Ham after a six-month spell in the 2017-18 season.

The new West Ham manager said: 'I'd been asking him if he's a Brazilian. I loved being across the stadium and I cherished being on this a part of the world and I missed the Membership, so I cannot wait to get began.

The Hammers could have added to their lead but the eye-catching result left Moyes celebrating after lifting West Ham up to 16th, while a terrible Bournemouth performance leaves them rooted inside the relegation zone for the first time this season.

Moyes defended Sullivan and Gold by pointing to the amount of money they had spent on players, but there remains an accusation there has been a lack of investment in infrastructure, particularly at the training ground. "I've been pleasantly surprised by the changes inside and we need to now get the recruitment correct". Of course, we all want the sugar on top of the cake, we want exciting players, nice names, who sound really good.

News of the appointment has gone down badly with many West Ham fans on social media who see it as a backward step.