David Moyes says that at West Ham he wants to create a new history, but he knows he will keep them in the Premier League first.
The club celebrated its 125th anniversary on Monday but the historic season has the relegation continuum hovering over it as the Hammers head into their home battle with Chelsea on Wednesday night out of the drop zone just on goal difference.
Moyes led West Ham to safety in the Premier League two years ago and the Scot, evidently motivated by the heritage and traditions of the club, is keen to replicate the feat following his return to the London Stadium in December.
The 57-year-old is enthusiastic about his plans and feels he will write a new chapter in the history of the Hammers if he is given the chance to do so.
Moyes said: “West Ham has a fantastic history, but what we want is new history, and I want the opportunity to build a new history, make new history, create something that gives us a sense of hope for the future. First of all, the big thing is to win our next four or five games and make sure we ‘re a Premier League. If we do that, we can begin to build a new history and I want to be the guy to do that. I have a lot of ideas and opinions on where I want to take the club if I can, but I have to note that some amazing managers and players in this club have been recognized worldwide. I want to move this club forward, develop the club, develop it personally if I get the chance. Yet we can not make that famous we have loads and loads of stuff left to do.”
West Ham has endured a difficult turnaround, losing 2-0 ahead of Chelsea’s visit to both Wolves and Tottenham.