By 90Min
November 19, 2017

New West Ham manager David Moyes has called on his players to 'overachieve' as they look to move out of the relegation zone in the Premier League.

The Scotsman has arrived with the Hammers sitting in 18th place, with just two wins from their opening eleven games.

They travel to Watford on Sunday looking to start a resurgence, and Moyes has challenged his players to improve.

"I think I've put my reputation on the line a little bit and I'm happy to do that," he told the club's  official website.

"If you want to judge me on the grass, I'll challenge most. But I'm only as good as my players, like any manager. I've got to try to get them to overachieve.

"My players at Everton overachieved, punched above their weight, came close to Europe every year, Champions League one year. Always in the top ten and now a consistent top team.

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"That period it took me to get stability, I don't know of any manager or coach that will be allowed that period again to try to get that to work."

He added: “I’m definitely a better manager because of the experiences. I could go over old ground of go back saying at Manchester United I had a four-year contract and only got ten months. 

"My record would have stood with most over one year, but we all understand the reasons – at United you have to win all the games. I totally accept that I didn’t win enough games."

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