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Hammers board eyeing quick deal

West Ham’s board would like to get David Moyes tied down to a permanent deal as soon as possible and could even break with tradition by making an appointment before the end of the season.

The board may even have talks as early as Monday in a bid to come to an early agreement although they are aware that the 54 year old may not be ready to sit down for talks until the end of the season.

The club has been impressed enough with the 54 year old’s performance since his arrival to have made the decision in their heads but the practicalities of sorting things out here and now may not be immediately straightforward.

They are aware that other Premier League clubs may be eyeing Moyes who has gained 21 points from his 16 games in charge at the London Stadium despite a massive injury list at times.

Much could depend on a change of attitude from the manager who has regularly maintained  he doesn’t want to discuss a deal until the end of the season but should the Hammers reach safety before the end of the campaign the board could move fast.

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10 comments on “Hammers board eyeing quick deal

  1. Hopefully true, if it is would recommend he gets in writing no board interference on transfers and a guaranteed investment of a fixed amount each season on transfers.

    • I think it is. Sully is saying exactly what Moyes said he wanted for recruitment.
      And Moyes will have most the negotiationing power.
      I see him staying bc we don’t sack mgrs as much & he is arguably better in 2nd seaaon. Plus we have good staff w Pearce in Irvine etc. And he will want a club he can spend sometime at & put in a philosophy & better chance of doing that here then going to Watford or of got offered top 6 job or bottom table club.
      And he has the negotiating power I think he will stay. And hopefully be open to recruitment abroad & build a expanise playing football team on verge of top 6 & go for cup silver like at Everton. I would argue is smarter def Kore experienced now.

  2. To be quite honest I’d like to see him given a decent contract as he’s been a breath of fresh air since his arrival, we’re slowly playing a better style of football and not conceding/leaking silly goals as we were before his arrival ..seems he’s let all the players know exactly what is expected and if they can’t do that then I’m sure they’ll be shown the door as with the players who are clearly not up to premier league standards..However…….I can only assume that he’ll want assurances as to what monies/funds will be available for future transfers as this is a real bone of contention…If we are to become anything like the team we all want then it’s going to take some serious investment in the team as we’re short of 3/4 quality players ..until those assurances are guaranteed I’d hold tight if I were him..I like the guys honesty and integrity..we don’t need another yes man !!

  3. Couldn’t agree with you more Hammer!!

  4. Sign him up ASAP, and yes agreed, he’ll need those assurances from the board re transfers etc

  5. I agree he is good for us …its a pity the board didn’t show this speed when it came to buying players

  6. He has done ok,but have no doubts if Arnie hadn’t started playing properly we would have been relegated

  7. Hope it is decided soon . We need to be settled and Moyes is doing a fine job of settling us .
    Dan46 ; it isn’t down to one player . We have a squad albeit weak through injury . We earned points without Anautovic don’t forget . Every team in any League needs a few players that can turn a game ,,, West Ham are no exception . Reckon it’s disrespectful to other players to say , without Anautovic we would be relegated .

  8. Be wise to decide prior to the end of the season. Better to attract players when the manager position is sewed up permanently (or as permanent as contracts are, these days)

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