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West Ham boss Moyes: You have to praise Bruce for Newcastle work

West Ham boss David Moyes feels for Steve Bruce after his departure from Newcastle United.

Bruce has left Newcastle by mutual consent today.

Moyes said: "I am pleased for Steve that he kept Newcastle in the league when people expected him not to.

"I think you have to praise him for the work he did last season, which are my recent memories.

"I've got nothing but respect for him. The level of longevity he's had has been incredible.

"If he wants to, there'll be clubs out there who want him."

On the pressure managers face, Moyes also said: "It's very difficult. I think that people don't understand the implications, sometimes, of hearing people talk about us every day.

"It's a job, but when you come into it you accept it's part of it."I just repeat, Steve did a great job at Newcastle last year and kept them up in the Premier League when maybe over periods they've been a bit up and down."

If you're always getting talked about and criticised, it's not a nice thing, whether you're a football manager, or a journalist.

"You have to go ahead and go with what you want and what you believe. It happens every day."

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