West Ham will give new manager David Moyes a hefty transfer budget in January.
The Hammers’ co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold are hell bent on giving the Scot everything he needs to keep the East Londoners up.
Moyes, out of work since leaving relegated Sunderland in May, took his first training session on Tuesday.
The Scot’s first move will be to bring former Hammer and England hardman Stuart Pearce into his backroom team.
Then he will assess the squad over the coming weeks before a potential mid-season spending spree.
And, according the Evening Standard, Moyes already has as many as four signings in mind.
West Ham tried to land defensive midfielder William Carvalho for £23million from Sporting Lisbon in the summer.
But the deal fell through in acrimonious circumstances.
It is not known if this deal will be resurrected.
But the general feeling is the squad needs major surgery – hence four new faces.
And Sullivan, who admits bringing in Moyes is a gamble, claimed the former Everton boss WILL be heavily backed when the January transfer window opens.
He said: “We have always allowed our managers to do just that — manage — and David now has the opportunity to do so with our fullest support and backing.”
Moyes’ appointment has split opinion with Hammers fans following his failed spells at Manchester United, Real Sociedad and at the Stadium of Light.
And the former Everton boss acknowledged that he had a “point to prove” to sceptical onlookers.
Moyes, whose first test will be away to Watford on November 19, said: “It’s good for me. I’m back in. It’s what I love doing. I wanted to get back. I want to do well.
“It’s also good for West Ham. They’ve got a good manager.
“I’ve got a point to prove. Sometimes you have to repair things. Maybe I’ve got a little bit to repair.
“I’m taking over a great football club. It used to be one of the most fearsome places to come play football. Going to Upton Park was a really, really tough place to go.
“I don’t see why it should be any different now (at the London Stadium). This is a squad that shouldn’t be in the position they’re in.”
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