David Moyes not frightened by 'supportive' West Ham board
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 09/11/17 9:41am
David Moyes insists he has not been "frightened" by anything the West Ham board have told him to expect at the club.
The former Manchester United, Everton and Sunderland boss has been given only a six-month contract to succeed Slaven Bilic and attempt to keep the Hammers in the Premier League - a decision that has left Tony Cottee baffled.
The club's co-owner David Gold insists they have appointed the "best man available" and Moyes told Sky Sports News: "David Sullivan, David Gold and Karen Brady have all been really supportive.
I think we've got the best man that's available at this time and I'm sure he's going to take us forward.
David Gold on appointing David Moyes
"They've told me what to expect. There's nothing they've said to me that frightens me. The job is not easy for any manager and you need good owners behind you."
Moyes will oversee his 500th Premier League game when he takes charge of West Ham against Watford on September 19, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
The former Manchester United manager was left one game shy of the landmark figure when he resigned as Sunderland boss following their relegation from the top flight last season.
"When you start you never know how many games you're going to get but to get 500 in the Premier League I'm very proud, and very proud to be doing it as a West Ham manager," said Moyes.
The 54-year-old has already confirmed he is in talks with Stuart Pearce to join his backroom staff as the club look to move clear of their current 18th-place standing, while there could be more additions next week.
"I'm in talks with one or two," said Moyes. "I'm hoping to have a good, strong staff with me because we know what we need to do and we want it done quickly."