West Ham United Manager David Moyes has expressed his fondness for his first few weeks on the Job in East London, after he picked up a first win since taking the reins from Slaven Bilic against Chelsea at The London Stadium on Saturday.
The Scotsman, speaking in his Pre-Arsenal Press Conference which MooreThanJustAClub were lucky enough to attend, stated,
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here, I’m telling you I’m saying it, I’m really enjoying coaching them, I’m really enjoying working with them”.
The former Manchester United Boss later went on to add,
“What really makes a Manager enjoy it is winning, so I got a great win on Saturday to go along with how I’m feeling really”.
Moyes had got off to a relatively poor start in his first few games on the Job with three losses from his first four games and the only draw coming at home to Leicester City.
This believed to be, in part, down to something of an injury crisis that has struck his Squad ever since arrival, but he did proclaim that the situation was continuing to ease.
Moyes confirmed that Chicharito and Andy Carroll are ready, while James Collins is edging closer to a return, however, Cheikhou Kouyate will remain sidelined and Edimilson Fernandes is out with an ankle injury.
But, should the injury lost lengthen at any point, the former Everton Manager may be forced to enter the market in January, with many stars already linked with a move to East London.
One of these has been Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, who is understood to be displeased at the lack of first-team opportunities Arsene Wenger is giving him.
When asked about the possibility of bringing the England star in, Moyes had this to say,
“Yeah, I think Jack Wilshere is someone we would have to look at if he was available, but I also want to make sure we are looking at players who have got time and who can be at the club for a long period and not just short period”.
He continued, “But again, then there is the short-term fix for me which is how do we get enough wins between now and the end of the season, so there’s a balance between that, and that’s why those decisions will need to be mutually taken with The Chairman, Tony Henry and myself”.
Ironically, Wilshere is in line for a rare start when The North Londoners travel to Stratford to face The Hammers tonight in the absence of his Welsh teammate Aaron Ramsey.
Names such as Hatem Ben-Arfa and fellow Gunner Olivier Giroud have also been mentioned for the upcoming Transfer Window, despite this, Moyes was clear enough that he just needed to focus on the task at hand.
Although will he be able to topple Arsenal on home soil tonight for a second victory on the spin? Follow our Live Blog, including exclusive build-up, live text commentary and reaction, live from The London Stadium and starting at 5:30 PM GMT, to find out.