When David Moyes arrived at West Ham in November, he went back to the methods he employed when he started out, first at Preston and then in those early years at Everton.

He inherited a team in the relegation zone with the worst physical statistics in the league.They were covering less ground, playing with less intensity, and on occasion were not putting the effort in, if you like were not playing for the badge. Moyes does not give a shit, he not afraid to drop players and he is not afraid to blood youth. Youth is what we all want to see if it’s done in the right way.

Marko Arnautovic was told if he didn’t run, he wouldn’t play and he was not alone in being given a kick up the backside. Now every player at West Ham understands that they buy into the manager’s methods or they are on the sidelines. We all can see the change that has been implemented, everyone is pulling as one, playing as a team and I am very impressed with change that has happened in a small amount of time .

Moyes knew he had a point to prove when he succeeded Slaven Bilic. He accepted what, by Premier League standards, was a low basic wage as well as a short-term contract.

He has great support from his assistants — a strong presence in the form of Stuart Pearce and a coach in Billy McKinlay.

In Alan Irvine, Moyes also has someone with superb organisational skills.

And it is working. A fine victory at Huddersfield was secured thanks to a high-energy, high-pressing approach,and a bit of class always helps, and it leaves West ham in a good place going into the rest of the season.

With the changes we have seen, I fell that the gaffer deserves a better and improved contract. He is the man for the job.

Jon Pope

By Jon Pope

Use to sit in the BML for 10 years, been a West Ham fan all my life, and my great grandfather was a founder member of the TIW. I also help run the Hammer Chat website.

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