West Ham manager David Moyes is in talks with the club over a new contract, with ExWHUEmployee providing an update.
The former Manchester United boss has overseen a successful period for the club in recent years, with our Hammers achieving back-to-back top 7 Premier League finishes, achieving European qualification for 3 consecutive campaigns – as we fight for a 4th this season, and has delivered our first major trophy in 43 years when West Ham lifted the Europa Conference League title last season.
Nevertheless, there is desire from some quarters of the fan base for a change in direction in terms of manager, with a hunger to see more expansive and attack minded football, opposed to the somewhat defensive minded brand we have come accustomed to under Moyes.
As has been reported previously however, the manager and club have been in dialogue over a potential extension to the Scots current contract, which expires at the end of the current season.
Moyes himself, as reported in the Daily Mail, is confident of a positive resolution to the talks, stating: “We’ll get back on it now the transfer window is shut. We’re well down the line and moving on with it. We’ll pick that up again in the next few weeks.”
Reporting this week on The West Ham Way Podcast, our club insider Ex advised that although there have been talks with the manager over a new deal, they are not as advanced as it has been suggested.
“The club have held talks with the manager over a new contract,” stated Ex. “The manager himself has said it’s ‘well down the line’, although I don’t believe its quite as close as some are suggesting.
“At this stage it appears the board are not ready to commit just yet to a new deal.”
Its understood that should the club agree an extension with Moyes, it would be a 2/2.5 year agreement, which would see the Scot retain his post until 2026.
We understand at this stage it is likely that Moyes will be offered an extension to his existing contract, however reports that it is close is premature.
Ex will keep fans up to date on the situation as it develops on The West Ham Way Patreon.