According to a report from the Telegraph, the West Ham players are desperate for David Moyes to be handed a new contract. But the club’s owners are not yet convinced as to whether that would be the right move.
Moyes took over as Hammers manager for the second time in December 2019 and was handed an 18-month deal.
So that contract is due to expire at the end of this season.
When Moyes was reappointed 10 months ago, most West Ham fans were far from convinced that he was the right man for the job.
The Scot has now surely earned the right to be given the time to prove his doubters wrong, however.
The Hammers have been in fine form since football resumed in June aside from the odd poor performance here and there.
West Ham as a team have been transformed
Moyes deserves great credit for the manner in which he has transformed West Ham as a team. He has changed our system and has undoubtedly had an influence on the culture and mentality at the London Stadium.
The Telegraph claims that Moyes has impressed so much in east London that the West Ham players are desperate for the gaffer to be handed a new deal.
But according to the report, the Hammers board are not prepared to rush into extending Moyes’s current deal.
It is suggested that David Sullivan and David Gold want to ensure that West Ham will not be involved in another relegation scrap before offering the former Everton and Manchester united boss fresh terms.
We have been Moyes’s harshest critic over the past 12 months. But nobody can deny that he has achieved very impressive results over the past six weeks or so.
Only time will tell whether he has what it takes to lead West Ham into a new era of success.
Judging by the Telegraph’s report, however, it is clear that the Hammers players think he is indeed the man for the job.