Ray Wilkins says David Sullivan bang out of order about new West Ham United boss David Moyes

New Aston Villa assistant coach Ray Wilkins looks on before the pre season friendly between Walsall and Aston Villa at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2015 in Walsall, England.

Moyes has taken over at West Ham United until the end of the season.

New Aston Villa assistant coach Ray Wilkins looks on before the pre season friendly between Walsall and Aston Villa at Banks' Stadium on July 25, 2015 in Walsall, England.

Ray Wilkins has slammed David Sullivan over his admission about West Ham United's new manager, David Moyes.

The West Ham co-owner told the Sun newspaper [08/11 printed edition, page 56] that Moyes' appointment was a gamble for the Hammers, adding: "but let's see where we are at the end of the season. I do believe he will keep us up."

Moyes was sworn in on Tuesday as Slaven Bilic's replacement, but the Scottish boss has only signed a six-month deal at the London Stadium.

West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold look on prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley, England.

And discussing the Sun's story on Talksport on Wednesday [08/11, 08:20], Wilkins said: "I think Mr Sullivan has been bang out of order to be perfectly honest - bang out of order."

The former England midfielder went on to state that West Ham's problems are more deep-rooted than any managerial appointment, before adding: "I think Mr Sullivan is barking up the wrong tree, he should have given David at least two and a half years."

Moyes spent the bulk of his managerial career at Everton, where his work was recognised by Sir Alex Ferguson, who oversaw the 54-year-old's appointment at Manchester United upon his retirement in 2013.

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Sunderland at the Emirates Stadium in London on May...

But Moyes would last less than a year at Old Trafford, and later left Real Sociedad and Sunderland within the same timeframe.

He finds West Ham 18th in the Premier League, with a difficult run of winter fixtures ahead.

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