It has been reported by various media outlets that, following West Ham’s disastrous 6-0 defeat against Arsenal on Sunday, the club’s board have delayed talks over a new contract with manager David Moyes.

The 60 year old is out of contract at the end of this season. The Hammers are without a win so far in 2024, with the club’s last Premier League victory coming away at the Emirates against Arsenal on the 28th December.

After this win Moyes was said to have held informal talks with the board about his contract situation and was widely expected to sign a new deal until 2026. When asked about a potential new contract recently, Moyes said: “We’ll get back on it now the transfer window is shut.”

Sunday’s humbling against Arsenal, West Ham’s worst defeat at home in over 60 years, has soured the mood amongst supporters, with the Hammers now seven games without a win in all competitions. The Telegraph have since reported that talks over a new deal appear to have stalled.

West Ham’s board are believed to be aware of a number of high profile managers who would be interested in taking over should the manager’s position become available. Moyes has delivered two top seven league finishes, three years of European Football and, of course, led the Hammers to Conference League glory last year.

However, his style of football has not always been appreciated or sat well with a large number of supporters. It remains to be seen what will happen between now and the end of the season regarding the managerial role at West Ham United, whether David Moyes will ultimately be offered a new deal or, on the contrary, his contract will run down and someone else will take the helm at the London Stadium by the start of next season.

The club’s next four league fixtures are all against teams currently sat in the bottom six. Supporters and those at the top of the club alike will be hoping David Moyes can galvanise his players to pick up some much needed results in this next run of fixtures, to regain confidence after Sunday’s result, and to get West Ham’s season back on track.

Written by Finlay Jackson