West Ham United boss David Moyes is set to finally sign his new contract imminently according to widespread reports.
The Telegraph ran an exclusive last night claiming the new three-year deal West Ham fans expected to be a mere formality after the last game of the season, will now be signed by the Scot.
West Ham fans had initially scoffed at the idea of Moyes leaving for the vacant manager’s role at his old club Everton.
Moyes new deal to finally be announced after Scot gets reassurances over transfers and recruitment from Hammers owners?
But the more time passed with radio silence from West Ham and Moyes many feared the Hammers boss could be lured back to Goodison Park by the ambition of Everton’s big spending owners.
And there is even better news for West Ham supporters as it seems Moyes has put pen to paper after receiving reassurances over transfers and recruitment.
Moyes has repeatedly made it very clear – as recently as the end of the season in an in-depth interview with The Daily Mail – that West Ham’s recruitment needs to be completely overhauled.
New deal, new assistant, new recruitment setup, new players?
There had been rumours Moyes was refusing to sign his contract until West Ham’s owners David Sullivan and David Gold agreed to his desired changes and to back him in the summer window.
And various reports have claimed the West Ham owners will bow to Moyes’s wishes by backing him on both fronts.
Meanwhile Sullivan and Gold have also agreeing to Moyes’s new-look backroom team with Billy McKinlay coming back to replace Alan Irvine as one of the manager’s day-to-day assistant coaches.
Hammers will back Moyes in moves for Abraham and Lingard – report
The Mail reports that Moyes will be backed in his pursuit of Chelsea outcast Tammy Abraham and a permanent deal for Jesse Lingard.
According to West Ham insider ExWHUemployee, the new deal means transfers can now officially be worked on by the club.
The fact Moyes has signed the deal is clearly great news for West Ham.
Supporters will now expect to see the man who led them to their best ever Premier League points total and into the Europa League to be given the signings he wants this summer.