There has been a worrying development in the managerial merry-go-round which could have serious repercussions for West Ham United.
David Moyes was expected to sign a new three-year deal after leading West Ham into the Europa League group stages for the first time following the club’s best ever Premier League points haul.
The deal, West Ham fans were led to believe by the manager himself, was pretty much a foregone conclusion which was set to be announced at the end of the season.
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But approaching three weeks since the curtain closed on a brilliant campaign for West Ham and the silence of Moyes’s new deal has many fans worried.
Not least because his former club Everton have a very real interest in bringing him back to Goodison Park.
At first West Ham fans scoffed at the idea of Moyes leaving for the Toffees.
But many are now concerned the radio silence from West Ham over Moyes’s new deal could mean there is substance to talk the Scot might be tempted away by the ambitious Everton owners.
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The saving grace for West Ham in the battle to keep Moyes appeared to be the fact that Nuno Espirito Santo was a free agent and Everton’s number one choice.
But there was a twist last night which could have consequences for West Ham.
That’s after Sky Sports announced the former Wolves boss looks set to be imminently named as Roy Hodgson’s replacement at London rivals Crystal Palace.
So unless Everton turn to someone else, fears will inevitably grow that Moyes could become their sole focus.
Insiders maintain West Ham fans have nothing to worry about but Hammers cannot risk losing Moyes now
West Ham insiders maintain that Moyes has verbally agreed a new three-year deal.
But the same insiders also claimed the deal would be announced last week.
The silence coupled with a clear message from Moyes in an end of season interview with The Daily Mail about West Ham needing to make good on his plans to revamp the club’s recruitment, have seen some put two and two together and suggest all may not be well behind the scenes.
There is no hard evidence to suggest that is the case right now.
But West Ham simply cannot risk losing Moyes after the huge strides the club has made under the canny Scot.