David Moyes has delivered an update on the new West Ham United contract he is set to sign imminently.
Moyes has just led West Ham to their best ever Premier League points total and into the Europa League group stages for the first time.
It is a minor miracle given where the club were when he first took over last season and the fact the West Ham squad is sorely lacking in several key areas.
Speculation had linked Moyes with vacant Celtic job
West Ham’s league position had already automatically triggered a one-year extension to Moyes’s initial 18-month contract – which was due to expire this summer.
But owners David Sullivan and David Gold have rightly offered the Scot an improved and lengthier deal.
Speculation has been rife over the last few months that Moyes may be tempted away to the vacant manager’s post at his boyhood club Celtic (Daily Record).
It seems that was never realistically on the cards, though.
Hammers boss reveals he is set to sign new THREE-YEAR deal
And speaking to talkSPORT, Moyes has revealed he is set to sign a new THREE-YEAR deal with West Ham – a year longer than reports stated elsewhere.
“Yes (I’m signing), that’s what we’re looking at (a three-year deal),” Moyes told the White and Jordan show on talkSPORT.
“Football in true terms never really allows you to understand what a four or five-year deal is, because the managers come and go more often now and it changes.
“But I think if a club needed a little bit of stability, a little bit of guidance then I think West Ham would certainly fit into that.”
Moyes will head back to Scotland for summer after new deal is announced as Celtic friendly awaits
West Ham are expected to announce Moyes’s new deal with a feature-length interview on the club’s official site this week.
The Hammers boss will then head back to Scotland for his summer break.
West Ham will return north of the border in July too after the club officially announced a friendly against Celtic (whufc.com).
The friendly was first revealed right here on Hammers News earlier this month and away fans should be permitted providing there are no delays in the lockdown roadmap.