David Moyes spoke exclusively to Sky Sports ahead of his side’s clash with Sheffield United tonight, and suggested that West Ham could really do with a period of stability.

The 56-year-old took charge of the Hammers on December 29th, and has overseen two wins out of two.

He is only on an 18-month contract, however, so he still has a lot to prove, if he is to be in charge of West Ham for the long-term.

And Moyes appeared to send a message to the Hammers’ owners regarding his long-term future, when speaking exclusively to Sky Sports:

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David Moyes (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“West Ham need to grow first. I don’t think we can go from the position that we are in at the moment to a European or Champions League place right away. You have to grow as a club. I think that comes from stability, having a manager who is there for a while growing the team. I would love to be given the opportunity to do that because I think I am good at it and I think I can do that. West Ham could really do with a period of stability.”

 

West Ham are far from safe from relegation. And if Moyes is to have any chance of earning a longer deal in charge of the club, he needs to guide them back towards mid-table between now and May.

The east London outfit do seem to be on the right track under the Scot, but it is still very early days.

They will be tested to the limit tonight against Sheffield United. But West Ham fans will at least be confident that their side will be compact and organised against the Blades.

Something that was never a guarantee under Manuel Pellegrini.

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