West Ham boss David Moyes has dismissed speculation that he may have one eye on retirement at the end of the current season.
Despite reports emerging that David Moyes has plans to retire once his contract at West Ham is up in the summer of 2024, Sky Sports has confirmed that the Sc0ttish manager has no intention of doing so, regardless of his future in East London. Recent reports had suggested that Moyes would not be offered an extension on his current contract and would instead be offered a role upstairs, with UEFA allegedly interested in offering him a form of technical position.
‘I’m not in a hurry to stop managing, that’s for sure,’ Moyes told Sky Sports.
‘I can grow teams and clubs. I genuinely think there are loads of similarities at West Ham (to Everton). Things we can do better, what we’re trying to do.
‘We’ve had a couple of really good years, sixth and seventh, and the other year 14th. We’re trying to build that and make it more consistent. In between, we’ve won a cup which is so difficult to do.’, he explained.
Drawing similarities to previous West Ham cup winners – Bobby Moore, Sir Trevor Brooking, and Billy Bonds – Moyes told Sky Sports of how he wanted to emulate their success with his current crop of players. Pictures of the legendary cup winners adorned the walls of the training ground and Moyes stated that he wanted his own pictures to be seen around the ground – now, pictures of Lucas Paquta holding the trophy and Thilo Kehrer shouting into the microphone at the open-top bus parade adorn the walls alongside the legendary names of the past.
‘I said to the players, ‘The pictures we’ve got of Sir Trevor Brooking, Bobby Moore, Billy Bonds, that’s a long generation away, we want our pictures up there to be seen around the training ground and the stadium – and they are now,
‘Maybe the memories of that team might be much better than the team I’ve got but undoubtedly this team are cup winners and something that hasn’t happened for a long time.’.
Surrounding Moyes’ future, The West Ham Way understands that the club will make a call at the end of the season which suits all parties.