David Moyes looks on during the Premier League match between Hull City and Sunderland.
David Moyes already appears to be preparing for how he can improve the West Ham United squad in the January transfer window.
On the day Moyes was named Slaven Bilic's successor on November 7, the Mirror reported that the Scot was prepared to sell five of the club' brightest youngsters to free up funds for the New Year.
Sporting's midfielder William de Carvalho (L) heads the ball with Chaves' defender Paulinho Mota (R) during the Portuguese league football match.
Carvalho is a longtime target for the Hammers, while the news that Arter and Kone are in the frame is hardly likely to fill the fans with much excitement.
And if West Ham supporters take a look back at Moyes' last job - a disastrous season at the Stadium Of Light in which the Black Cats were relegated bottom of the Premier League with 24 points - it is unlikely to give them a lot of confidence, either.
Didier Ndong of Sunderland and Callum Reilly of Bury in action during the Carabao Cup First Round match.
The 54 year old made 13 new signings during his ten months on Wearside. Of those, six still remain with the club that is now rock bottom of the Championship in Didier Ndong, Paddy McNair, Darron Gibson, Bryan Oviedo, Mika and Donald Love, making 35 league appearances between them in 2017/18.
The three loanees (Adnan Januzaj, Jason Denayer and Javier Manquillo) returned to their parent clubs and two in Januzaj and Manquillo have subsequently been sold after failing to impress last term.
Two more in Victor Anichebe and Steven Pienaar have gone to the Chinese second tier and South African top flight respectively, Papy Djilobodji has played eight times on loan at Dijon and Joleon Lescott remains a free agent.
In truth the only one who can really be called a success is McNair, while those such as Januzaj, Djilobodji and Lescott were a complete disaster. It doesn't bode well for January.