New West Ham United manager David Moyes says he has the opportunity to prove people wrong after his unsuccesful spells at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and Sunderland.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS WHITE FLASHES TO SEPARATE SOUNDBITES SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WEST HAM UNITED MANAGER, DAVID MOYES, SAYING: "Do you know something; I think I do have a point to prove, yes. I do. I think I've got... I think maybe I have to do that and show it and sometimes you have to repair things and maybe I've got a little bit to repair." 2. WHITE FLASH 3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WEST HAM UNITED MANAGER, DAVID MOYES, SAYING: "This was a really easy decision to make. West Ham is a top club and actually it's got a brilliant stadium and we will grow into it and we will become much better and I think when you have a facility like this - I think they were telling me they've got over 50,000 season ticket holders - I hope that the future is great for West Ham and I think having a facility like this gives them a chance to do so." 4. WHITE FLASH 5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WEST HAM UNITED MANAGER, DAVID MOYES, SAYING: "After that (leaving Manchester United) then I wanted to try something different and I went to Spain and had a great year in Spain, really enjoyed my time; different culture, different players. I came back and I made a poor choice in the club I chose. So, I want to get back I want to win. I want to get back to showing exactly what I'm about and West Ham I think is as good a club as any to do that." 6. WHITE FLASH 7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) WEST HAM UNITED MANAGER, DAVID MOYES, SAYING: "I think it's good for us both. It's good for me because I'm back in. It's what I love doing. It's what I do and I want to get back, I want to do well and I want the team to do well. I also think it's good for West Ham as well. I think they've got a good manager." STORY: West Ham United's new manager David Moyes wants his team to play attacking soccer but said his first task would be to build a solid defensive unit capable of grinding out results in the Premier League. The Hammers are currently 18th in the standings and have conceded 23 goals, the most by any club in the English top-flight this season. The Scot, who replaced sacked Slaven Bilic on Tuesday (November 7) told reporters on Wednesday (November 8) that he will do all he can to ensure "winning football" at the London Stadium. Moyes, who started his managerial career at Preston North End, forged his reputation at Everton from 2002 to 2013, an 11-year spell during which he guided them to a top-eight finish nine times. The 54-year-old's stock has fallen considerably in recent years, following an unsuccessful period at Spanish side Real Sociedad after a short-lived time as Alex Ferguson's successor at Manchester United in 2013-14. Moyes has been out of work since May, when he resigned as Sunderland boss after the club's relegation to the second division. He admitted at Wednesday's news conference that the Sunderland job was a poor choice in his managerial career and that he feels he has a point to prove at West Ham. Moyes' first assignment will be a league trip to ninth-placed Watford on November 19.