David Moyes took the Hammers job with the club having taken just nine points from 11 league matches, conceding 23 goals.
The Scot has since overseen a dramatic turnaround with West Ham now up to 12th and just a point away from the top half.
And it has now emerged that the key behind the Hammers’ turnaround have been several former players, who Moyes has contacted in a bid to inspire his troops.
Hammers legend Ray Stewart revealed all at a fans’ event organised by thewesthamway.co.uk yesterday – and he is one of them.
One of the organisers, respected in-the-know @ExWHUemployee, tweeted today: “Ray Stewart told a great story at our event yesterday 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. Something I’ve urged at meetings and I think is a really positive step.”
Moyes guided West Ham to a 2-0 victory against Watford and he has been given David Sullivan’s vote of confidence to stay on as boss.
Sullivan said: “We are firmly behind David Moyes and his coaching team.
“He is one of the hardest-working managers in the game and has made a positive impression on everyone at the club.
“He puts in a long shift at the training ground. The harder you work, the better the results.
“He’s a good manager and will prove it. I hope he stays with us for many years and achieves things and wins things.
“He’s a good manager, his years at Everton proved that, and he will prove it again this season.”