New West Ham boss David Moyes pledges to bring attacking football to London Stadium

 
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New West Ham manager David Moyes has said he can bring entertaining football to the London Stadium despite the club's perilous position in the Premier League.

The former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss has been appointed on a short-term contract until the end of the season, following the dismissal of Slaven Bilic in the wake of Saturday's 4-1 home loss to Liverpool.

Defeat left the Hammers in the relegation zone with just two wins so far this season and the most goals conceded in the division.

Moyes, who has carried a reputation for functional tactics following an ill-fated spell as Sir Alex Ferguson's replacement in the Old Trafford dugout, said he wants his team to play attractive football.

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"I hope West Ham fans are going to see a team that is organised and disciplined," he said.

"But I have always only ever wanted to be involved with attacking, entertaining football. And I feel really confident with the group of players we have got here that we can provide that.

"West Ham supporters are a very passionate group, and we need them behind us. How do we do that? By building a successful team, with good players playing well, and that's what we are aiming to do."

Some West Ham fans expressed dissatisfaction at the style of football produced by Bilic's predecessor Sam Allardyce.

Exciting football was rarely on show during Moyes's time at Sunderland, where his team finished bottom of last season's Premier League.

Yet the 54-year-old Scot insisted the experience will aid him as he plots West Ham's route to survival.

"It's only been the last job [at Sunderland] where I feel it wasn't a good move and I didn't enjoy the experience," he said.

"So I'm hungry to make sure I get things right now.

"I don't know any manager who hasn't gone through negative periods, especially in the game today. I hope it gives me great strength and understanding of what is required."

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