David Moyes: West Ham contract offer on the table but I'm not ready to sign


David Moyes has revealed that he has been offered a new West Ham contract, but says he will wait until the summer until deciding whether or not to stay on at the club.

Moyes’s current deal expires at the end of the season and his future has been the subject of heavy speculation since the turn of the year.

The Scot, who began his second spell in charge of the club four years ago, looked set to extend his stay after a fine spell of form heading into Christmas, but a run of eight games without a win in 2024 has led to renewed uncertainty.

“There’s a contract there for me,” Moyes said on Friday, ahead of Monday’s Premier League clash with Brentford. “I’m the one who’s deciding at the moment that I want to wait, I want to wait until the end of the season.

“I want to make sure everything’s 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’ll make sure I see my contract out.”

Moyes steered the Hammers clear of relegation upon his return to east London at the end of 2019 and has since brought three successive seasons of European football to the club.

Last term, the 60-year-old became only the third manager in West Ham history to lift major silverware, ending a drought that had run since the 1980 FA Cup success.

However, some supporters have been frustrated by the cautious style of football on display and a ‘Moyes Out’ banner was hung in the away end at last weekend’s 2-0 defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Moyes has repeatedly insisted that the lack of clarity is not to blame for the club’s downturn in form and says he is happy to wait until the summer to make a decision on his future.

“I’ve got to make sure that I think it’s the right thing for the club, got to make sure I think it’s the right thing for me and my family,” Moyes said.

“At the moment, I’ve spoken to the board, I get on really well with them. I’ve had a fabulous four years. We’ve been talking about Europe and how you get to Europe in the first place is by being successful in the league. We’ll sort it out but I’m happy for it to wait.”