David Moyes admits this season was one of the toughest in his management career.
"This one has been one of the toughest periods I've had in management," Moyes told the Evening Standard.
"It said a lot about the club's owners that they were big enough to come back for me, knowing that I had done a good job the first time. My history is one of building clubs, picking young players.
"I have ideas of how things should look and West Ham are a prime club for that. It has incredible potential which is a bit untapped. There are a lot of things going for this club. Do I think we can go from the position we're in to right at the top? No — let's be more realistic."