‘I’m not in any big rush’: David Moyes admits he has not started talks over a new contract at West Ham with his 18-month deal set to expire at the end of the season
- David Moyes joined West Ham at end of last year and guided them to safety
- West Ham are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games and sit in 10th
- Moyes is in second spell at the club after a six-month stint in the 2017-18 season
West Ham United manager David Moyes insists he’s in no rush to sign a new contract at the club, with his deal set to run out at the end of the season.
It’s been almost a year since Moyes replaced Manuel Pellegrini at the Olympic Stadium. Not only did he guide the club to Premier League safety last season, but a good run of recent form has seen the Hammers climb into the top half of the standings.
Moyes is no stranger to long-term contracts. He spent 11 years at Everton before signing a six-year contract at Manchester United in an ill-fated 10-month spell. But short-term contracts have been the order of the day at West Ham, having spent six months with the club in the 2017-18 season.
West Ham are unbeaten in their last three Premier League games after losing their first two
The club were in the relegation zone that season, with Moyes able to steer the side to safety. But he was not offered a new contract, with co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan opting for former Manchester City man Pellegrini.
The 57-year-old has ticked all of the boxes in his second stint in charge, and while he said that talks about a new contract are ongoing, he admitted that no decisions have been made about his future yet.
‘I have a really good relationship with the owners at the moment,’ Moyes said.
Manuel Lanzini scored a 94th minute equaliser as West Ham secured a 3-3 draw at Tottenham
‘I’m trying to move the club into a way that I see it. Like anything else, I’m on the phone and I speak to them most days.
‘I’m not in any big rush and to be fair, we’ve won a couple games, we’ve got a draw and if we got 10 or 12 wins down the belt, and five or six draws and we’ve done really well.’
After a tough start to the season that saw them lose their opening two games, the side have seen a drastic upturn in form. They’re unbeaten in their last three matches, including a dramatic, last-gasp 3-3 draw against Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
Moyes says he has a ‘really good relationship’ with David Sullivan (left) and David Gold (right)
They’ve netted 10 times in those three matches, and no team have scored three-plus goals in more Premier League games in 2020 than the Hammers. The team have remarkably struck at least three goals in nine of their 24 league games since Moyes returned.
Moyes, however, is trying not to get too ahead of himself as he plans for the future, with tough fixtures against Manchester City and Liverpool awaiting the side.
‘I want it to be something that’s good for West Ham and it’ll be good for David Moyes,’ he said.
‘I want us to feel that we’re going in the right direction. Today it feels that way but as you well know, in this game, it can change very quickly.’
West Ham made several key signings in the transfer window, including Said Benrahma (above)