The Scottish manager joined the Hammers in December after the departure of Manuel Pellegrini.
Newly appointed West Ham United manager David Moyes has opened up about the future of the club as he insisted that he can bring stability and the winning mentality. The former Everton boss joined the Hammers in December on an 18-month deal following the departure of Manuel Pellegrini.
Moyes got the game running instantly as the team registered a 4-0 win over Bournemouth in the Premier League followed by a 2-0 win over Gillingham in the FA Cup.
Talking to Sky, David said, “West Ham need to grow first. I don’t think we can go from the position that we are in at the moment to a European or Champions League place right away. I think you have to grow as a club.”
“I think you have to go stage by stage. I would love to say that it will be really quick and we could get there immediately. I think that comes from stability, having a manager who is there for a while growing the team.”
“Having people who are not just coming in for a couple of years and then moving on again. I would love to be given the opportunity to do that because I think I am good at it and I think I can do that.”
“That’s the way I see it, it doesn’t always happen now in football because jobs are shorter than they were in the past. I think West Ham could really do with a period of stability.”
David Moyes admitted that the squad is far better than the time he left the club. He also insisted that they need to win more games after recording just six wins in 20 games.
“You hope [having a stronger squad] should do, but ultimately winning the games is the key,” he said.
“You can talk about having a stronger squad but it doesn’t necessarily mean you will win the games.
“We have to get in a position where we’ve got consistency and the players give us a level of reliability week-in, week-out. It can’t be one good game and four bad games.
“I feel as if I’ve had to go back to the start in some cases but I’ve been really fortunate that eight or nine players are here from when I was here before, they’ve helped and made it easy for me to come back. We have to find a formation in the games that suits us.
“Ultimately, when I took over we were in the bottom three, we had a good win against Bournemouth, but it was only one win, we have to win another four or five to make sure we are not in the bottom end come the end of the season.”