West Ham may allow Moyes to control his future


West Ham are being reported as being ready to allow David Moyes to decide his own future at the club if he leads it to triumph in the Europa Conference League.

The manager has been under pressure for months but has maiontained the support of the board despite the team’s poor Premier League form.

Similarly, the Hammers, who are considering Tim Steidten for their new director of football role, have also been profiling potential candidates for a new boss this summer according to the Daily Mail.

Marco Silva, Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers and Paulo Fonseca are among the managers West Ham have considered.

However, the run to the Europa Conference League final has seen that plan reach a standstill.

But it is likely Moyes will have the opportunity to see out the final year of his contract if West Ham win only their second European trophy in their history.

Meanwhile, the club are pushing ahead with their plan to appoint a director of football with former Bayer Leverkusen chief Steidten among the contenders.

Other contenders include Lee Dykes of Brentford and Paul Mitchell, who is leaving his role at Monaco.

The new appointment will work alongside sporting director Mark Noble. The planned restructuring could have an impact on Moyes’ future as it could see him unable to have full control over transfers and new arrivals..

By Hughie Southon

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Dutch Courage says:

    This really would be a disaster. Despite scraping home in the league its been thanks to poor form by the other teams at the bottom of the table. Our current form is atrocious (3 points from the last 15) and there’s a real possibility it’ll be 3 points from 21 come the end of the season. If he stays, he’ll eventually have to be sacked when we have about 4 points from the first 10 games next season.

    And what about pre-season? I understand that we’re going to be playing a mini-tournament in Australia.Given his past, surely he can’t be happy with that (probably the 1 thing I would agree with him on).

    • Hammeroo says:

      Yes, the Hammers are playing Perth Glory on 15 July and Tottenham Hotspur on 18 July. I have tickets for the Spurs clash and am looking forward to seeing us smash the Spuds! I guess there won’t be any Declan Rice in the travelling squad. And if David Moyes is really not interested then maybe he will stay home.

      BTW, I trust your handle ‘Dutch Courage’ is not associated with those hooded ultras in Alkmaar! LOL

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