David Moyes desperate to remain West Ham boss amid calls for sacking

‘I want to build a NEW West Ham’: David Moyes is desperate to remain Hammers boss amid calls for his sacking, as he details having to change the club’s ‘flaky’ culture and hopes for TIME after feeling he had to break up the squad

  • David Moyes’ side are currently mired in the relegation zone, sitting in 18th place
  • But the Scottish manager is still looking ahead to the future with the club
  • Moyes said in the new interview that he wants to ‘build a new West Ham’
  • The club made the Europa League semi-finals last season but are struggling now 

David Moyes is hoping for more time at West Ham amid the team’s poor form, saying in a new interview that he wants to be given the opportunity to ‘keep it going’ and to build a ‘new West Ham’.

Moyes’ side sit 18th in the Premier League after losing 1-0 to Wolves on Saturday, with the defeat marking the team’s 12th loss in 19 games this season.

But the Scot, who led the team to a seventh-place finish last season, clearly maintains a long-term vision for the club judging by his remarks to The Diary of a CEO podcast. 

David Moyes’ West Ham side are in the relegation zone with 12 losses already this season

Moyes spoke in the interview about changing the club’s ‘flaky’ culture of the past

‘I want to build a new West Ham, what does that mean? A lot of supporters might not like the sound of that. West Ham have moved to a new stadium, it’s not been appreciated by everybody, so we need to make the most we possibly can of it,’ he said in the video, which was uploaded on Monday.

‘You need exciting players so that young kids want to buy a jersey so that they’re not following the top two or three teams in the country. I’ve tried to change the team but deep down I’d really like to say I’m trying to make West Ham better.

‘It used to always do, when I was a manager… we’d say you get a flaky West Ham, they’re not that reliable, and you don’t know what West Ham team’s gonna turn up. I want to change that culture. There’s so much room for improvement at West Ham, I think it’s got great potential to improve, and I hope that I get the opportunity to keep it going. 

‘There’s been success and it’s how we continue and build on it. I’m hoping that culturally I think we have changed a load of things, we’re not milky, not flakey, there’s a different atmosphere regarding how people see West Ham, I like the way we’ve done it. We’ve got some really exciting young players.’

West Ham succumbed to yet another Premier League defeat at Wolves on Saturday afternoon

Moyes also spoke in the interview about retooling the club’s squad, which reached the semi-finals of the Europa League last season and has finished in the top seven in successive seasons.

Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca were brought in over the summer transfer window to boost the team’s attack, while Thilo Kehrer arrived in defence from PSG while club captain Mark Noble retired.

‘I felt I had to break it up a little bit, because I had seen signs. My experience, my longevity was telling me, if I don’t do this now I’m going to get caught out,’ Moyes said.

West Ham are in a poor run of form but Moyes hopes he is given the chance to turn it around

‘Now with age, I don’t really give a s*** now, I’m not going to get many more goes at this, so if I don’t make a go, if I don’t really do what I think’s right and want I want to do, then I’ll regret it.

‘We’ve gone out and put our head on the block, brought these new players in, now I hope I get time to help them settle in. I think we’ve got a better squad, maybe not a better team as this time last year, but we’ve got better players and I hope that will show in the coming months.’

West Ham lost 14 games in the league all of last season, and only 11 the season before that.

They’ve already surpassed that 2020-21 figure in what has been a disappointing year, but Moyes called for fans to back the team after the loss to Wolves.

‘We have been in Europe and finished sixth and seventh in the league so I can understand the disappointment and frustration that they (fans) can’t quite understand why it is like this,’ he said after the match. 

‘Normally the ones who stick with it tend to get the best results but I am not stupid,’ he continued. ‘In this industry, you have to win games. I am not winning enough games.’

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