West Ham should now be prioritising tying David Moyes down to a new contract in east London, according to Simon Jordan.
There can be no denying the recent years have been, in the whole, an incredibly special time for the club, with 3 consecutive European football qualifications and our first major trophy success in almost half a century.
David Moyes, albeit at times too conservative for some with his approach, must take a lot of the praise for West Ham’s rise in this period, with the club firmly knocking on the door to challenge the elite in English football.
Former Crystal Palace owner and now talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan, who wrote in his piece in the Daily Mail, has backed the club to offer Moyes a new contract – with his current set to expire at the end of this current season.
“Tying Moyes down to a new, long term contract must now be a priority,” stated Jordan. “He is arguably one of the most capable managers in the Premier League with a reputation back to where it was when he left Everton.
“I spoke to Stuart Pearce, a former member of David’s coaching staff, and his summation of Moyes was: decency, integrity, work ethic and attention to detail. They’re the key attributes of a very good manager and Moyes, like Eddie Howe, is proving you don’t need an overseas coaches to punch hard.
“His current deal expires at the end of the season and if I was running that club, a new contract for Moyes would be top of my to-do list.”
Jordan also feels there is a real sense of optimism around West Ham now, following the recent European success and smart investment, the feeling is growing that our Hammers really are a club on the up.
“There should be huge optimism about everything at the club now,” added Jordan.
“The days of pitch invasions protesting against the owners appear to be gone. Hysterical grumbles about the London stadium – or the taxpayer stadium as I like to call it – are gone.
“Lingering doubts about the manager surely must be gone. Like everything in football, it all hinges on success and previous transgressions seem to have been forgotten and forgiven by a re-engaged fanbase.
“Moyes looks re-energised this season too, he’s a better version of the manager we saw take over at Old Trafford in 2013 and would certainly be better equipped to manage Manchester United than he was ten years ago.”