Moyes undecided over West Ham future despite offer of new deal

AFP , Friday 23 Feb 2024

David Moyes revealed Friday that West Ham have offered him a new contract, but said he is yet to decide whether to stay at the Premier League club.

David Moyes
West Ham United manager David Moyes looks on ahead of the English Premier League football match between Nottingham Forest and West Ham United, at the City Ground, in Nottingham, England, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024. Photo: AP


The manager's current deal runs out at the end of the season and there were doubts over whether he would be offered a new one as fan unrest grows amid a run of poor results.

The Hammers have failed to win in their past eight matches, slipping to ninth in the Premier League and exiting the FA Cup at the hands of second-tier Bristol City.

But former Everton and Manchester United boss Moyes has credit in the bank after guiding West Ham to their first trophy in 43 years in last season's Europa Conference League.

Moyes also took the Hammers to two top-seven finishes in 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 and has progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League this season.

The 60-year-old, who returned for a second stint at West Ham in December 2019, said: "There's a contract there for me.

"I'm the one deciding I want to wait until the end of the season, to make sure everything is correct, to concentrate on this season.

"I've really enjoyed my four years. I'll see my contract out.

"There are plenty of reasons. I've got to make sure it's the right thing for the club, for me and my family. I've spoken to the board. I've had a fabulous four years. We'll sort it out but I'm happy to wait."

West Ham received a favourable draw against Freiburg in the last 16 of the Europa League on Friday.

Moyes' men have already beaten the Bundesliga side twice this season in the group stage of the competition.

"We're looking forward to going back and playing them again," said Moyes.

"They were the toughest team in the group. We have to go back again and see if we can win for a second time. I don't think that makes it any easier. The group was tight, the games were close."

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