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West Ham: Moyes offered new deal but will decide at the end of the season

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David Moyes has been offered a new contract at West Ham but will wait until the end of the season before deciding whether to commit his future to the club.

Moyes has come under fire from sections of the club’s support this season for a perceived negative approach with recent results – including a 6-0 drubbing at home to Arsenal – only serving to increase the pressure on the Scot.

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Under Moyes, the Hammers won the Europa Conference League last season and they sit ninth in the Premier League table despite a run of no wins in their last eight games in all competitions.

The former Manchester United boss said: “I’ve had really good conversations with the owners, with David Sullivan and Karren Brady.

“There’s a contract there for me and I’m the one deciding I want to wait until the end of the season.

“I want to make sure everything is correct and that, first and foremost, we concentrate on this season and do the job. I’ve really enjoyed my four years here and one way or the other I will make sure I see my contract out.”

Asked why he was going to wait to make his decision, he added: “There are plenty of reasons. 

“I need to make sure it’s the right thing for the club and the right thing for me and my family. 

“I have spoken to the board, I get on really well with them. I have had a fabulous four years here. 

“We were just talking there about Europe and we’re talking about how you get there [and that’s] by being successful in the league. We’ll sort it out but I’m happy for it to wait.”

West Ham, who host Brentford on Monday night, were this morning drawn to play Freiburg in the last 16 of the Europa League, a team they beat twice in the group stage.

Moyes doesn’t necessarily feel that gives them an advantage, though, adding: “I don’t think it makes it any easier. The group was very tight, the games were close, I don’t see a huge difference.

“There are some huge teams in the competition – top of the English league, top of the German league – so you want to avoid them, but it is a tough game.

“I thought they were the toughest team in the group and we’ve got to try to go back there and win for a second time.”

West Ham could have key midfielder Lucas Paqueta back for the Brentford game.

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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