Exclusive by Hughie Southon
West Ham will be making no improved contract offers to players coming out of their current deals until the end of this season.
The board has fully accepted the reality of possible relegation and have decided there is no point in making until we know which league we will be playing in.
A key source has made it clear to CandH on three occasions there will be no change of management now or indeed should we drop.
Indeed one told us that the Palace decision to sack Viera was a sign of panic and it was a road down which the Hammers weren’t prepared to travel.
And he added that there could and would not be any offers of new deals until season end as it wasn’t realistic given the uncertainty of our position.
It means that the likes of Lukas Fabianski, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Ben Johnson will be available on frees and others including Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio will be left with a year to go.
I would not believe that Moyes will be in charge next season. Sometimes a communication will come out from the board that they feel need to he said to help the club out of the current situation. I think that is the case here. Secondly I was disappointed to see Viera lose his job and I think it was the wrong decision. But for a source to suggest that the palace situation is the same as our situation would be extremely worrying and utterly wrong Firstly Palace panicked for sure but we are a club in freefall for 15 months so sacking Moyes is the correct decision and for sure it is not panicking. His brand of football is dire. He should have been sacked during the world cup break and there is no doubt about that. There is not one piece of data that supports keeping him. The board will unfortunately regret this decision but who will suffer most are the fans. We are in the middle of a crisis and the board have just sat back and let it escalate. I have never seen anything like it in business.