David Moyes is preparing for his first match as West Ham boss – against Watford on Sunday

The son of a ship-building draughtsman, David Moyes has planning and attention to detail in his DNA.

The new West Ham manager also has hard work wired deep into his psyche.

It was a combination of those qualities that led to him being described as Britain’s best pound-for-pound manager while at Everton.

The Scot led the Toffees to a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League in 2005 – on a relatively low budget.

His star has dimmed since leaving for Manchester United in 2013 – he lasted 10 months there, and subsequently struggled at Real Sociedad and Sunderland – but Moyes says he is ready to light it up again.

It will not be easy to do that at West Ham – a side low on belief, sorely lacking cohesion and under the threat of relegation in a new stadium which is yet to feel like home.

BBC Sport examines some of the key areas the 54-year-old must focus on.

Fitter, faster, stronger

West Ham players have performed 4,942 sprints this season – an average of 449 per match, the lowest in the Premier League. Manchester City lead the way with 563

Of the 23 Premier League goals the Hammers have conceded so far this season, 11 have come after the hour mark.

They conceded a 96th-minute equaliser at Crystal Palace to drop two points, let in an 85th-minute leveller at Burnley, and were booed by their fans during a lethargic second half of a 3-0 home defeat by Brighton.

Tired legs, tired minds or both?

Whichever is true, Moyes must trigger quick improvements without the benefit of a pre-season. By holding double training sessions during the international break, he has already underlined his approach.

That intensity will not drop. At Everton, he would work his players relentlessly to ensure they had an edge on opponents.

Former Toffees captain Phil Neville remembers one gruelling pre-season run – known as ‘the horseshoe’