What David Moyes said after being appointed as West Ham manager made everyone laugh

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David Moyes’ appointment at West Ham hasn’t exactly gone down too well with their fans.

After sacking Slaven Bilic following their 4-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday, the Hammers board moved quickly to bring in Moyes.

However, Moyes’ recent managerial record isn’t too impressive.

He built a reputation at Preston North End, getting them promoted from the old Second Division during the 1999/00 season.

Then, after a decent 11-year spell at Everton where he established the club as a top-seven team, the Scot was given the opportunity to take over from Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

That didn’t go to plan though and by April, he was on the lookout for a new job after an underwhelming nine months at Old Trafford.

His next opportunity came in Spain with Real Sociedad but another poor spell saw him last just 12 months.

He was soon back in the Premier League, though, with Sunderland but having taken over in the summer, could only lead them to relegation having won eight out of 43 matches.


Despite all of that, West Ham have decided to hire Moyes as they hope to steer clear of relegation.

While the West Ham supporters might not be convinced by his managerial ability, at least Moyes is confident.

Moyes' crazy claim

In fact, Moyes is so confident in his own ability that he claimed that he’s got “one of the best win records in the Premier League.”

"Hopefully I can show what I'm really about. I've probably got one of the best win records in the Premier League. The job now is to win games,” he told talkSPORT after being announced as West Ham boss.


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Considering he had a win percentage of just 18.6% at the Stadium of Light in his last spell makes us very much doubt that claim.

Twitter reacts

And it seems football fans on Twitter also don’t believe that claim. This is how they reacted when they heard it:

With West Ham currently in the relegation zone and matches against Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in December, Moyes will be hoping he can improve on “one of the best win records in the Premier League.”

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