David Moyes reveals date to decide his West Ham future with verdict on potential successors

David Moyes reveals date to decide his West Ham future with verdict on potential successors

David Moyes has no interest in who might be replacing him as West Ham manager - as he confirmed talks over his future are on hold.

Moyes’s contract as West Ham manager expires this summer, and he is expected to depart after four and a half years in charge.

The club are understood to be considering successors, having held meetings this week with Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim, as well as former Wolves and Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui.

Moyes maintains his future will not be decided until the summer and said: “I've not had any communication at all. That is because we've already decided amongst ourselves that we would talk at the end of the season.

“There is a lot of speculation around, I understand that. But we need to get things right.”

Quizzed on his thoughts on the names linked with replacing him, Moyes said: “I have to be honest, I haven't looked. I'm only getting told by people like you, or maybe people have phoned me up.

“But I haven't gone out looking. As far as I'm concerned, we had an agreement we would speak at the end of the season.”

Moyes was then keen to remind reporters of his record during his second tenure as West Ham manager ahead of Saturday’s visit of Liverpool.

He recalled: “Stability was needed at West Ham. A desperation for stability, to steer the ship through the period and keep them in the right place. I think I am pretty good at that.”

Asked how fans react when meeting him in public, a self-assured Moyes said: “I'm sounding like a big-headed git here, but everyone says: ‘Unbelievable, thanks for giving me the best years, it's been brilliant’.

“One fan gave me a bit of criticism after the Crystal Palace game. No problem, I deserved all the criticism in the world.

“There have been three or four games I hated, but there's been a bundle of good moments like the win against Tottenham, beating Chelsea, going to Brighton and winning and beating Manchester United at home. But all that is quite easily forgotten.”