David Moyes shares what Stuart Pearce told him about West Ham fans

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 16, 2017 in London, England.

The West Ham United boss need to hit the ground running, if he is to win over the club's fans.

Sunderland's Scottish manager David Moyes gestures from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light in...

Hammers boss David Moyes spoke to reporters for his pre-match press conference, ahead of his first game in charge against Watford tomorrow, and shared what Stuart Pearce advised him, regarding the players' relationship with the club's fans, as quoted by Sky Sports.

The Scot certainly has his work cut-out in his role as West Ham manager, with his side currently entrenched in a genuine relegation battle, after their paltry return of just nine points from their opening 11 league outings.

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...

Moyes also has the challenge of getting the notoriously hard to please Hammers fanbase onside, after his appointment was met with fierce opposition from the London Stadium faithful.

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The former Everton and Manchester United manager's challenge begins at Vicarage Road tomorrow, and the 54-year-old opened up to reporters on the advice he received from Stuart Pearce ahead of the game, as quoted by Sky Sports:

"I think Stuart will play a big role. He said we need to make sure everyone is connected with the supporters. Stuart has brought a bit of what was here before, he knows what it was like. I hope we can pull that together. Will the supporters make it easy for us? If we win. If we don't it will be a lot harder."

David Moyes, Manager of Sunderland looks on prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and AFC Bournemouth at the Stadium of Light on April 29, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

The main reason why Moyes' appointment was met with such resistance by Hammers fans is the defensive manner in which he usually sets up his side.

West Ham undoubtedly need to tighten up defensively, but Moyes would do his chances of gaining popularity in the East End the world of good by implementing an attractive brand of football.

Whether he has the courage to do that though, with his side currently inside the relegation zone, remains to be seen.

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