Moyes named new West Ham boss

Joey Barton of Burnley takes a look around the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park

But Moyes, who will be unveiled at London Stadium today, said: "West Ham supporters are a very passionate group, and we need them behind us".

"I feel very exhausted and want to take a break from football management".

The former Manchester United, Everton and Sunderland boss said: "I think we've got a good squad".

West Ham fans have been voicing their displeasure on social media all day, will polls and petitions set up to demonstrate just how against the idea of David Moyes running their club they are.

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Hammers co-chairman David Sullivan believes with his experience and the knowledge of the Premier League, Moyes is the right man to turn things around for the club. "I've got no doubts about that, but ultimately we have to show it on the pitch", he added.

The 54-year-old Scot had been linked with his national team's job in the past, however, he will bring a wealth of Premier League experience, however, since he has had a mixed time at the helm.

West Ham have had a dire start to the new season and a change was certainly needed for the club to start heading in the right direction.

It is a well-established club, a well-run football club, so I am looking forward to getting my teeth into it and obviously the job is to make sure we get wins and get ourselves up the league.

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

Predecessor Slaven Bilic managed a near-35 per cent win rate in Premier League games with the Hammers - making him statistically their most successful manager in the competition - and it rose to 37.8 per cent across all competitions during his almost two and a half years in charge.

Moyes' first match in charge will come after the global break, a trip to Watford in the Premier League on November 19.

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