As the Hammers prepare for tomorrow's meeting with one of his exes, Newcastle United, the 58-year old has spoken of his record with previous clubs and is happy with how he has performed during his managerial career.
"Ask the people who worked with me. I evolved the type of football that they liked. The players who worked with me enjoyed the journey that we took," he told the Daily Telegraph.
"Every club of mine finished in a better position when I left than when I took over.
"The yardstick of a manager's success tends to be, 'What have you won?' You can't measure mine like that.
"It's not me blowing my trumpet, it's a fact. Look at it another way. Every one of my former clubs has been relegated since. Is that a better measurement?"