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David Moyes Confirms Talks With England Legend To Join Coaching Staff

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David Moyes Confirms Talks With England Legend To Join Coaching Staff

Generally speaking the news that David Moyes is West Ham's new manager hasn't gone down too well at the club but what will they think of a former player joining the Scotsman's backroom staff?

Slaven Bilic can consider himself a pretty unlucky guy, or terrible manager, if the answer to 'who do we trust to save us from relegation?' is genuinely David Moyes, the man whose most recent job concluded in him getting Sunderland relegated.

Things haven't gone well at all this season for the Hammers. After spending £36 million on two forwards and bringing in a Premier League winning goalkeeper and defender the Premier League side have scored only 11 times and shipped 23 goals.

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Hernandez was signed in the summer but hasn't had the impact that was hoped for. Image: PA

That record led to Bilic being given the old heave-ho after a humiliating 4-1 hammering by Liverpool at the London Stadium and meant a welcome return to management for David Moyes. Or at least a return for David Moyes.

Moyes' recent record means it's not the most inspiring of managerial appointments in recent times but the former Everton boss is hoping to remedy his lack of inspiration with some fire and guts in his coaching staff. Talking at his first press conference he admitted talks with Stuart Pearce, saying:

"I'm in talks with a couple of people, Stuart Pearce one of them. Hopefully I will have something settled by the end of the week."

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Stuart Pearce in his last managerial job. Image: PA

The manager's contract is only until the end of the season but he has gaps to fill in his backroom after everyone apart from goalkeeper coach Chris Woods was sacked along with Bilic.

Pearce hasn't been in employment as a coach since leaving Nottingham Forest as manager back in February 2015 but he also have experience as England u21 manager.

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Give it Moysey till the end of the season. Image: PA

First and foremost for the ex Manchester United manager is deciding exactly how he can change his newly acquired side's fortunes round. They currently sit 18th but just one point separates them from Bournemouth and West Brom directly above them.

Will Moyes and Pearce be the dream team?

Topics: Sunderland, Premier League, England, West Ham, David Moyes

Ryan Sidle
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