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Moyes may be set for contract boost

West Ham are considering offering David Moyes a two rather than one year contract in the summer once Premier League security is assured.

It was widely believed that the manager would be handed a 12 month deal, as is becoming common practice, but the board have been extremely impressed with him and his backroom staff.

Now they are keen to ensure that he is kept happy with a deal that will keep the ‘team ‘ in place for a minimum of two years and believe these are the guys who seriously can take us to the next level.

And part of their thinking maybe that after what looks like a well engineered scrap against relegation it will stop other clubs trying to poach him and the backroom team.

David Sullivan and David Gold have been tremendously impressed by the Moyes work ethic which sees him conducting long training sessions with his team whilst personally scouting players.

Moyes has regularly said that he won’t discuss his contractual position until the end of the new season but a longer than expected deal may well be on offer.

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4 comments on “Moyes may be set for contract boost

  1. I’m sure it would be 2 + 2 optional years depending on results. 1 year was never a sensible option.
    He and his staff have shown themselves to be very capable and vary knowledgeable, so why would we want to change them.
    I’ve heard some saying that Moyes is a long-ball manager, but that’s the usual stance of people who don’t actually know much about him, except that he is British.
    They also say that he sets up defensively, but then so do all brilliant, good, and half-decent managers, unless they want to lose.
    All those years at Everton with a very tight budget, and a constant civil war on the board, his team was at least hard to beat. At best they could beat anyone, and land in Europe. His staff are all down to earth fighters, who will take no cr^p on the training field, and will work all hours to improve the individuals in their squad.
    They have also shown that they will introduce young players when the time is right. ( and they are very lucky enough to have a very special crop coming through ).
    I am very much looking forward to the next few years ( as long as we stay up of course ). More consistency from the team will kill off for good this ridiculous splinter group who still insist on going back to the Boleyn.

  2. If we come out the other end of this season unscathed then there should be no reason to deny him a good contract . You can literally see the change he has bought to the Club . The players seem more unified and disciplined . Our performance’s have definitely improved and are starting to look good for the foreseeable future . We need consistency instead of turmoil and David Moyes can bring us that in my opinion . Naturaly there are fans who hold a different opinion to mine but , once having found some kind of foundation to build upon I can see no good reason to dig it up again . West Ham United forever onward and upward is what we crave . Let’s give him the chance to cheer us all up and be Happy Hammers for a change .

  3. A splinter group who want to go back to the Boleyn? If you say so:)

    Look moyes has done alright considering this isn’t his squad. He’s a bit too negative for me and we still aren’t safe but if he keeps us up deserves a proper chance, and yes that should mean a decent length contract and the board MUST give him proper funds to strengthen the squad. Or we will be back here next season.

  4. There are 2 schools of thought among the fans as a whole as to whether we stick or twist. The opinions/thoughts/desires from both sides of the fence have been intrinsically expressed but we are all in the hands of the owners who, at the end of the day, get the final say.
    It has been well publicised from all avenues of the media, fan groups and social media as to how much we, as fans, trust the owners to make the right decisions. Whatever that decision is with regards to whether Moyes stays or we draft in A N Other manager, its going to split opinions. ‘You can’t please all the people all the time’.
    What matters is that the decision is made for the good and benefit of the club to build on and progress from where we are now.
    I’m sure the final outcome is going to spark more debate, add more fuel to the fire that is currently raging towards the owners but hopefully we will all come together when needed to get behind the team and ensure, as always, we continue to give our utmost support for the team we all love.
    As next season pans out (i’m very confident we will stay up), we will see if ‘the decision’ has been the right or wrong one? Personally speaking from my own point of view, i would like to see Mancini managing West Ham one day. I don’t mind if its not the impending season where i think Moyes (and all his coaching staff) can bring in a bit more consistency and stability but at least within the next few years maybe at the end of Moyes intended 2yr tenure.
    We can only wait and see but until then…. COYI

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