West Ham United manager Bilic sacked

Victor Anichebe of Sunderland looks dejected during the Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Sunderland at the Riverside Stadium

"It is good for West Ham, they are getting a good manager", said Moyes.

The Scot has made a decision to run the rule over the youngsters as several of the senior players are away on global duty. I am in a hurry and they need to be as well.

"I think we have enough good attacking players to cause teams problems and score goals".

Following a trip to Watford on 19 November, West Ham host Leicester City and go to Everton, before a hard run in December that sees them face league leaders Manchester City, last season's champions Chelsea and Arsenal.

"I genuinely hope they get the success they deserve and I wish everyone at West Ham United all the very best in the future". I want to do well, I want the team to do well and it's good for West Ham, I think I am a good manager.

Moyes gave a fairly polished performance, while also doggedly defending his reputation.

Moyes signed a six-year contract with Manchester United back in 2013, which would have taken him through until 2019.

"I was confident that we would be able to progress this season and continue to close the gap between expectation levels and reality, but unfortunately it has not been the case. I had two or three good conversations with Karren".

"I do have a point to prove".

"I just urge all West Ham fans - whatever your personal opinions about individuals or decisions - to get behind the manager and the team when they step out on the pitch, because we all want the same thing - for West Ham to be successful".

Bilic, the trained lawyer, often gave long-winded answers in which he would tease a conclusion from himself after several minutes of considering the issue, often with great humour and self-awareness. Moyes is far more wary than Bilic of the press, who was never afraid to answer just about any question and ended up being far more quotable as a result. He didn't, and if he carries on like this fans could actually become even more disgruntled.

"We spoke and asked about my situation, but West Ham were not ready for a dialogue".