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Moyes looks one step away

David Moyes is probably one win away from nailing down a new deal with West Ham.

Short of a footballing miracle it is unlikely that either Stoke or Southampton – with a fixture list which looks perilous at the very least – can catch the Hammers, currently in 14th.

A win over the Potters on April 16 looks set to see the Irons safe which will set the Scot up for a permanent contract although the club – like most others – have no intention of working longer than a year at a time.

The deal would be agreed at the club’s annual summer review and Moyes has regularly admitted he will be ready to sign once Premier League safety is certain.

With a game in hand on four of the clubs beneath them the club is taking a long intake of breath with relief the major emotion right now.

Nobody is taking anything for granted but the board are now convinced that Moyes is the man to take them forward after 18 months of anguish and uncertainty since their arrival in the LS.

The owners are happy with the manager’s work ethic which sees him on the training pitch running lengthy sessions before doing the vast majority of scouting himself.

Moyes himself said earlier:  “I want a club I can move forward and I want a club which gives us every opportunity to do that.

“This is a big club and I think it can be bigger. There’s no reason not to stay but I want it in the Premier League.”

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5 comments on “Moyes looks one step away

  1. If we survive this season as a Premiership Club , which is starting to look more and more likely , then David Moyes deserves his chance to build for the future . Not giving him that chance would be a waste of a decent Manager . Considering West Ham’s queue in the treatment room , the LS and all its excess baggage he has done a good job . Mind you the Southampton result and team performance certainly helped . But that wasn’t a surprise imo.
    The recent trip away to regroup was a good call and it seems ( for the moment at least ) to have worked . The only worrying thing is as all Hammers fans know , is our consistent knack of being inconsistent . Iron that out and we will be fine . One point or maybe even two from The Chelsea & Arsenal games would be nice whilst beating Stoke to earn us five more points in total should see us over the line before our last game of the season home to Everton . In fact I fancy us to beat Man Utd at home to finish on 41 points . Wouldn’t surprise me one little bit to see West Brom beat Swansea neither .

  2. Aren’t we getting a bit carried away here.?
    Before the southampton game there was a poll about if we would get relegated or not.The percentage who voted said that they thought we would go down so just one win later and it’s all suddenly hunky dory.
    We still have seven hard games left so i am not counting my chickens yet.!

    • Polls ain’t worth the paper they are written on . In that famous poll I voted we wouldn’t get relegated . Don’t know what you voted , but it’s not important . We won that game and things are definitely more positive now for those fans that want it . I want it , so it will happen is my attitude . Been too many years as a fan to back down now . We are built on faith and hope and there is no reason to change that through negativity .

    • Take a look at the games teams around us have to play ,, apart from teams having to visit us .

      • I am not being negative i am being realistic.There is no bigger supporter than me who wants it but all i am saying there is still twenty one points to play for.

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