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Moyes welcomes full week with backroom squad

Filed: Tuesday, 14th November 2017
By: Staff Writer

David Moyes welcomed his new back room assistants to West Ham - before insisting that they would be judged by results.

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Moyes, who was appointed as West Ham's 16th full time manager last week has introduced Alan Irvine, Billy McKinlay and Stuart Pearce to his new team - to which goalkeeping coach Chris Woods, who was already at the club, has been added.

And the 54-year-old boss says it's important that the team begin with a good performance at Watford this weekend. "Iím really pleased to welcome Alan, Stuart and Billy to the club, along with Chris who was already here, and Iím looking forward to working with them all," he said.

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

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"Iíve worked with Alan, Billy and Chris previously and Iím 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.

ďItís all about working hard on the training pitch and getting the results we need as quickly as possible Ė thatís all we are focused on."

Itís probably a good time to get used to the players but Iím already missing eight or nine, as most clubs do at this time of year during the international games. Itís a good time and a bad time.

I have spoken to one or two [players on international duty] for different reasons. But I will wait on most of them coming back in. Iíve not been able to talk to the whole group and I wonít do that until probably Thursday.

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Moyes also thanked his squad - or those members of it with whom he's managed to work this far - for their efforts since he was introduced to the club. "It takes a little bit of time to get used to working with them," he added.

"But Iíve got to say the players have been terrific. They really have. Theyíve worked very hard in the four or five days Iíve been with them. Theyíve done everything weíve asked."

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