David Moyes seals fans' approval after brilliant tactic behind the scenes comes to light

West Ham United's Scottish manager David Moyes (R) and his assistant Stuart Pearce (L) gesture on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur...

West Ham United fans are backing David Moyes to earn a long-term contract after details of a behind the scenes tactic emerged.

David Moyes, Manager of West Ham United looks on ahead of the Premier League match between West Ham United and Watford at London Stadium on February 10, 2018 in London, England.

West Ham have turned a corner under Moyes and look set to preserve their Premier League status despite being in the relegation zone with just nine points when he took over from Slaven Bilic back in November.

The Scot had already impressed supporters - many of whom were understandably sceptical after his appointment - with his bullish, no-nonsense attitude.

Results have only helped restore his reputation as has the shrewd appointment of former Hammer of the Year Stuart Pearce, Billy McKinlay and Alan Irvine to his coaching team.

Speculation had been rife that co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were set to dispense of Moyes' services regardless when his six-month contract expires in the summer, as reported by The Daily Telegraph.

David Sullivan, West Ham owner and David Gold, West Ham chairman look on during the Premier League match between Burnley and West Ham United at Turf Moor on May 21, 2017 in Burnley,...

But the club issued an official statement denying such claims.

And now it seems any remaining doubters are fully in the Moyes camp after details of a brilliant behind the scenes tactic emerged.

That's because the former Manchester United boss has been inviting former players and legends into the club to give talks to the squad about what it means to play for the Hammers and give their take on performances.

The likes of Ray Stewart have been invited into the training ground for days at the club and Moyes has been encouraging them to give their opinions.

Stewart revealed the brilliant tactic when appearing as a guest at a WestHamWay pre-match event recently.

West Ham fans celebrate after the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2017 in London, England.

According to one of the organisers and popular ITK @ExWHUemployee "Stewart told a great story about how Moyes has made contact with many of the old players and invited them in for days at the club and encouraged them to give their opinions."

It has clearly made an impact and supporters will love the fact Moyes is showing such an investment in the club's history with a view to making things better on the pitch.

Even better Moyes did not do it as a PR exercise to curry favour with fans and if it wasn't for Stewart talking about it at the supporter event then it may not have even come to light.

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