David Moyes Says He Has ‘A Point To Prove’
David Moyes, the newly appointed West Ham manager says he has a “point to prove” as he aims to “repair” his reputation at his new club.
The former Everton and Manchester United manager has replaced Slaven Bilic, who was sacked on Monday with the Hammers in the relegation zone.
Moyes, 54, has been out of work since May, when he resigned as Sunderland boss after the club’s relegation to the Championship.
“It is good for West Ham, they are getting a good manager,” he said.
Moyes, who started his managerial career at Preston North End, was voted LMA Manager of the Year three times while at Everton from 2002 to 2013 – an 11-year spell during which they finished in the top eight nine times.
Moyes has not had much luck as a manager after leaving Everton for Manchester United in 2013. He was sacked only 10 months in charge then moved to Spain to manage Real Sociedad where he was dismissed a year later.
In July 2016 he returned to the Premier League, taking over at Sunderland but quit in May 2017 after the club finished bottom of the league.
“I do have a point to prove. Sometimes you have to repair things and I have a little bit to repair,” said Moyes, who has a contract until the end of the season with the east London club.
“It’s good for me, I’m back in and it’s what I love doing. I want to do well and want the team to do well.”