Moyes explains backroom team decisions

David Moyes with his assistants

David Moyes says he has the perfect team behind him as he sets his sights on reviving West Ham United’s Premier League fortunes.

Moyes has finalised his backroom team this week with the appointments of Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay as his assistants, who join goalkeeper coach Chris Woods on the staff, and the quintet are leading preparations for the Scot’s first game in charge of the Hammers at Watford on Sunday.

All three of Moyes’ assistants possess managerial experience of their own and the boss is sure their collective knowledge will push the Hammers on.

“I’m really pleased to welcome Alan, Stuart and Billy to the club, along with Chris who was already here, and I’m looking forward to working with them all,” Moyes said.

“I wanted to get their appointments finalised as quickly as possible and it’s great that we now have a full week together before the game at Watford on Sunday.

“I’ve obviously worked with Alan, Billy and Chris previously, and I’m also looking forward to working with Stuart, who I have got to know well over the years.

“They all bring different qualities, and they all share the same desire and hunger to make a positive contribution here.  

“It’s all about working hard on the training pitch and getting the results we need as quickly as possible – that’s all we are focused on.”