New West Ham boss David Moyes says that his plans in training may involve players crying in tears in order for them to stay away from the relegation zone.
After replacing Slaven Bilic at the London Stadium, Moyes revealed that he plans to provide his players a far more aggressive approach than what he did during his other managerial jobs.
Bilic’s training method came under scrutiny after several members of the first-team squad felt that their pre-season programme was not enough to keep them fit.
Moyes wants his players to work hard on the training ground even if this will result to upsetting some of them.
“I want to be more aggressive again,” Moyes said.
“In my youth I was a bit, ‘this is how it is, take it or leave it.’ As you get older you mellow in different ways.
“In this job, I’m having to go back to the David Moyes at Preston where the players were crying at their work, or even Everton in the early days as well.
“If the players are thinking the work’s not hard enough or we’ve not done enough, I hope they don’t cry now when we turn around and work them harder, or say, ‘this is too much.’ Somewhere along the line, responsibility has to be taken by the players.
“I’d never say the players weren’t fit because it’s a terrible thing for a new manager to say,” he said on Bilic’s methods.
“I’m 100 per cent not saying that at all, but it’s been brought to my attention that they could be doing a bit more so we’ll try and implement it and see how it works.”