"It's great to be back", Moyes said.
"It will be very hard on what I see to name my first XI because some weeks they play very well, some weeks they don't".
Yes, it certainly feels like the season of ghosts of Christmas past, a campaign that has seen José Mourinho rear his head once again at Tottenham Hotspur, Carlo Ancelotti returning to England after seven years, and Watford hiring old flame Quique Sánchez Flores, albeit ill-fated.
"Last time when we came in, we needed results and it's similar this time but I know I've got a little bit longer this time to execute my plans".
"Put it that way, that's what I do".
He said of his return to West Ham: "It's fabulous to be back".
"I am coming here initially to get us away from the wrong end of the table, but the bigger picture is to get a strong team, a winning team, attacking team and all those things I have to bring to the table".
"We felt it was necessary to act now in order to give the new manager as much time as possible to try and achieve that goal".
"What anybody's getting is a very experienced Premier League manager, I think there's arguably only two or three more experienced around, and I win", he said.
Of the players that remain from Moyes' first spell at the London Stadium, Ogbonna made the most appearances under the manager with 30 outings, Pablo Zabaleta and Cresswell following up with 29 and 28 respectively.
Although Moyes' tenure with Manchester United hardly played out in this manner, Pat Nevin believes that while the subsequent years haven't done a great deal to burnish Moyes' reputation further, he has scarcely been in a great position to do so.
"So, we never got to see what he'd actually do there".
"The job first and foremost is to make sure we get away from this position", he said.
Since then, Fabianski has proven to be an absolute hit at this price, although only six goals were scored in the 2018/19 season and a large part of the current season was canceled due to injuries.
David Moyes press conference.Moyes that's what I do I win I've always won., urrm what exactly is it you've won David??
"We didn't talk about the past".
"What I would say is it showed quite a lot of class from the owners".