West Ham brings back Moyes as manager for relegation scrap

West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park

Manuel Pellegrini's side suffered a late loss against Crystal Palace on Boxing Day Credit Getty Images

"I agreed that Fabianski would join because I made the contact and told the owner who we thought was right".

'It was very simple when they called me and asked me if I wanted to come back.

West Ham do have a game in hand, although it is against league leaders Liverpool, who remain undefeated after 19 matches and have only drawn one Premier League game.

With his first half of football back at the London Stadium still not over, Moyes' boys had a third when Noble went down under light pressure from Harry Wilson and stepped up to bury the soft penalty awarded by Graham Scott.

Two goals from the captain, Mark Noble, and one each from Sebastian Haller and Felipe Anderson ended West Ham's run of four successive defeats at home and took them out of the relegation zone at the expense of a disjointed Bournemouth side.

"We've only had a couple of days with them and I tried to make it as simple as I could".

Moyes words may have some truth to them, with the monetary value of the squad he has inherited increased exponentially in their time apart.

Many believed that Moyes' initial short-term contract should've been extended by West Ham but the club opted to sign Pellegrini instead.

Pellegrini, 66, joined West Ham in May last year after spending almost two years in China, coaching Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune from August 2016 to May 2018.

In his first stint as West Ham boss, Moyes managed just nine wins from his 31 games in charge in his seventh-month stint from November 2017, but guided the Hammers out of the relegation quagmire to safety and a solid 13th position. The Scot is also expected to change formation and could revert back to 4-4-2 when the Hammers host Bournemouth at the London Stadium. I am more interested in the players at the club at the moment, to see how we can mould them into the best possible team and formation.

"From when I've talked to David, that's not the way he thinks of himself", asserted Nevin contrary to the popular assumption.

At the other end of the spectrum, Michail Antonio turned out just 12 times as he found himself behind the likes of Marko Arnautovic and Manuel Lanzini in the pecking order. Of course, we all want the sugar on top of the cake, we want exciting players, nice names, who sound really good. "I've been pleasantly surprised by the changes inside and we need to now get the recruitment correct".

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