West Ham chief makes like-it-or-lump-it statement on Moyes appointment

Date published: Thursday 9th November 2017 1:56

West Ham joint-chairman David Gold has responded to the negativity surrounding the club’s appointment of David Moyes.

The former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss succeeded Slaven Bilic as manager at the club earlier this week with many fans underwhelmed by the appointment.

One Hammers fan on our Your Say forum even claimed: “On all of the West Ham forums and sites that I visit, I have not seen one poster saying they are excited, pleased or even remotely pleased about this appointment.”

Moyes on Tuesday agreed an initial six-month contract to take over from Bilic and attempt to rescue the Hammers, who currently sit in the relegation zone.

Not only does Moyes have to win over sceptical West Ham fans, he also has a nightmare run of fixtures on the horizon.

In December the Hammers face a daunting trip to leaders Manchester City, followed by visits from champions Chelsea and Arsenal, but Gold issued a statement on Twitter today pleading for support for their new man.

“Hello all West Ham fans, the board have made their decision to appoint David Moyes as the new manager can I ask you to get behind him and the team to help push us up the table to safety. Together I believe we can achieve our dreams,” tweeted Gold.

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