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David Moyes: West Ham boss ‘not going away’ with contract offer on table

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David Moyes says his decision over a contract extension at West Ham will depend upon whether he can “push” the team to progress in the Premier League after the Hammers’ wait for a first top-flight victory of 2024 ended in style against Brentford.

Jarrod Bowen scored the first hat-trick of his career, including two goals in the first seven minutes without reply, as Moyes’ side swept past the Bees 4-2 at London Stadium on Monday.

“Me and the chairman and board have a great relationship,” Moyes said when he was asked by Sky Sports if he could finalise his future before the summer.

“We’ve been pushed more by the media. We were all quite happy to wait until the end of the season and see how things go.

“The big thing for me is to see if I can drive the team on, keep us up the league and continue to win in Europe. Let’s see what happens at the end of all that.”

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West Ham were in the drop zone when Moyes first took charge in November 2017 and a point above the bottom three at the start of his second spell in 2019.

Having secured European qualification at the end of the 2021-22 campaign, West Ham won their first continental trophy since 1965 when they lifted the Uefa Europa Conference League in Moyes’ finest hour of his current tenure.

The Scotsman’s position has been under scrutiny because of a poor run which had featured three consecutive defeats before Brentford visited, including a 6-0 thrashing at home to Arsenal and a 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Their comfortable return to winning ways lifted them to eighth and has put them within sight of European qualification again, while a Europa League round of 16 first leg awaits in Freiburg on Thursday.

West Ham boss Moyes ‘not going away’

“I’ll not be going away, that’s for sure,” said Moyes. “I’ve enjoyed it here, the club have been good to me.

“We’ve really enjoyed the football over the years. We were a relegation team not too long ago.

“Now we’re a team up around Europe – we’d like to be closer and in it more often, but we’re not far from it most years.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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