The Lowdown: Moyes edging towards extension
As he revealed to BBC, Moyes let supporters know that contract extension talks are now ‘well down the line’.
In providing details of the new deal, The Telegraph claimed that the Scotsman will put pen to paper on a three-year contract after an overall season of defying expectation.
West Ham finished 16th at the end of the 2019/20 season but improved vastly on that in 2020/21 in what has been a great campaign for Moyes.
The Latest: Whelan excited by Moyes contract news
Speaking to Football Insider, Whelan has dropped his take on the development and claimed that it is ‘brilliant news’ for West Ham. He said:
“You have to get your foundations in place. Keeping them solid is important to any football club.
“The players will love the fact the manager’s saying. It seems they’ve got the right blend there of player, manager and coaching staff. He’s getting the best out of the players and they seem to be enjoying the football.
“I’m sure the fans are extremely happy with what he’s done since he came into the club. The players he has brought into the club, what he is getting out of them, the style of play, you can’t really complain.
“You look at the league table, it doesn’t lie. He’s been successful where he is and rightly so he gets a new contract. Brilliant news.”
The Verdict: Big, big news…
Tying down the 58-year-old is imperative after this season, and many West Ham fans must be be ecstatic that Moyes looks set to commit his future to the club.
After succeeding Manuel Pellegrini at the London Stadium, the former Everton boss built a solid Irons side for 2020/21 as shrewd signings such as Tomas Soucek, Vladimir Coufal and Jesse Lingard all impressed.
West Ham supporters will now be hoping they can build upon this season and continue to defy expectations, and keeping Moyes at the club to continue his good work should be central to that.
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