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‘Aggressive’ new West Ham boss is taking no prisoners

PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 November 2017

New West Ham United manager David Moyes during the press conference at the London Stadium.

New West Ham United manager David Moyes during the press conference at the London Stadium.

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If you don’t run, you don’t play warning from David Moyes

New West Ham United manager David Moyes during the press conference at the London Stadium. New West Ham United manager David Moyes during the press conference at the London Stadium.

David Moyes says that he is going to return to his roots and be an aggressive manager at West Ham, writes Dave Evans.

And he also says that if he does well, then he expects to be at the London Stadium next season, despite a contract that could finish at the end of this campaign.

Speaking to a gaggle of reporters, Moyes looked at ease and had the answers.

“I think I want to be more agressive again,” he said. “I think in my youth I would say ‘this is how it is it, take it or leave it’.

New West Ham United manager David Moyes poses with a scarf and shirt after the press conference at the London Stadium. New West Ham United manager David Moyes poses with a scarf and shirt after the press conference at the London Stadium.

“You do mellow over the years, so I think with this job, I am having to go back to David Moyes at Preston when the players were crying at the workload or even the early days at Everton.”

That sounds ominous for the underperforming players.

“If the players are thinking they have not worked hard enough, I hope they are not going to cry now when we turn round and work them harder,” he continued.

When Moyes began his ill-fated job at Sunderland he said almost on his first day that the team would struggle

David Moyes David Moyes

He was not making that mistake this time.

“No, this is not a relegation battle,” he insisted. “I do believe there is a good squad here. Good talent and maybe they need a tweak here and there, but maybe we will find that out in the coming days.”

Moyes is under pressure to haul West Ham out of the relegation zone. It is a short-term contract, but he insists he doesn’t mind that.

“The questions you usually get are ‘what is your vision of the future’ but I don’t think you necessarily get the time for that anymore,” he said.

“If I said I have signed a four-year contract, would it really make any difference?

“It doesn’t mean an awful lot. It looks like the way forward is a one-year deal and at the end of that the club and the manager look to see where they are.”

Short-term contract, but surely a nice financial reward if he keeps them up.

“Money has never been my biggest goal because I am a football man. With this job I might just have enough to live in London,” he laughed.

“It is important that I keep the club up and they have told me that is the job to be done.”

It is and we shall see.

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