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‘I’m a football nut’ – Moyes keen to take West Ham forward amid exit rumours


David Moyes says he still has the hunger and desire to lead West Ham forward despite rumours about his potential exit this summer.

The Hammers have reportedly been in contact with former Wolves boss Julen Lopetegui and are expected to propose a deal for the Spaniard to take over at the London Stadium.

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West Ham have had a mixed season under the Scotsman. They crashed out of Europe to Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen in the semi-finals but sit ninth in the table, just five points off sixth-placed Manchester United.

Moyes insists his future is not yet decided and he will take some time to think and decide at the end of the season.

Responding when asked about his future and whether he still had the hunger, he said: “I said to everybody that we’ll make a decision at the end of the season.

“I’m nearly embarrassed for you that you asked me that. I love football – I’m a football nut. I go to games, I watch games, I love it. I really do.

“We don’t want any distractions – we keep our eye on the ball.

“We’re going to have to play well to get a result against them (Chelsea).

“There are lots of tough stadiums to go to, and Stamford Bridge has always been one of those. We’ll go there and do everything we can to get three points.

“Mauricio (Pochettino) is one of the finest managers there is.

“I don’t need to talk about him because he’s managed at the top clubs and will continue to do that.

“Chelsea should be thankful they have a top manager. He has a good up-and-coming team, who given time will improve as they go along.”

The former Manchester United boss was also quizzed on the new spending cap proposed by the Premier League and whether he saw it as a good thing.

It would mean clubs can only spend a maximum of 70 to 85% of their revenue and the proposal was only rejected by Man Utd, Manchester City and Aston Villa.

He added: “I always hoped that money wouldn’t be the biggest thing in football.

“When Leicester won the league, that was a good example of that, and you want football to give teams a chance.

“I hope there is a cap, that there is something that controls spending.

“I’m not an expert about it but as a football man I’d like all teams to be able to strive for success.”

Mitch Fretton
Mitch Fretton
Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.


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