David Moyes ends speculation by signing long-term West Ham deal

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<span>Photograph: Justin Tallis/PA</span>
Photograph: Justin Tallis/PA

David Moyes has committed his long-term future to West Ham by signing a new three-year deal.

Moyes has performed wonders since returning to the London Stadium in December 2019 and confirmation of his contract extension will give him a chance to build on qualifying for the Europa League by finishing sixth last season.

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“I am delighted to have committed my future to West Ham United,” Moyes said. “This is where I want to be and I’m happy. I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here. The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the club.

“The board and everyone at the club have been fantastic to work with, giving me great support and I feel that we are all united in what we want to achieve in the coming years and how we might be able to achieve those things.”

West Ham are expected to back Moyes in the transfer market this summer. The manager, who was targeted by Everton as a possible replacement for Carlo Ancelotti, wants to sign in a centre-back, a central midfielder and a new striker. West Ham also hope to buy Jesse Lingard after the Manchester United midfielder’s impressive loan spell last season.

West Ham’s owners, David Sullivan and David Gold, said: “This is fantastic news and we are delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the club, ensuring great stability going forward.

“His strong work ethic and determination to build success in the right way have proved a perfect fit for West Ham United, and we are all aligned with what needs to be done to keep progressing and improving. The experience of the past 12 months has created a fantastic unity throughout the club and we are very excited about what the future holds for our supporters.”

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