Moyes masterclass to be rewarded
According to a report from The Times, West Ham are set to reward David Moyes for an outstanding campaign.
The Hammers, who were close to relegation during the elongated 2019/20 season, have been in superb form this time round. Heading into the final day of the Premier League, the East London club find themselves in the driving seat for Europa League qualification, aware that anything other than a defeat on Sunday will confirm their European tour for next season.
Tipped for relegation at the start of the season.
Now? 18 wins later, David Moyes’ West Ham are one point off the European group stages with one game remaining.
What a season. 👏👏 pic.twitter.com/wLelzsZ1bE
— Dan Woffenden (@danwoff98) May 19, 2021
Much of this success has been down to David Moyes. The Scotsman, back for his second spell at the club, has put together a side which punches well above its weight, featuring a team harmony that is the envy of others across the league.
J Lingz delivering the sauce yet again 🕺
— West Ham United (@WestHam) April 15, 2021
Getting Lingard back to his best
The veteran manager has also managed to revive the career of Jesse Lingard, who has proved instrumental to the second half of the club’s impressive season, scoring 9 goals and laying on a further 5 in his fifteen appearances. After a tricky spell at Manchester United, it is refreshing to see Lingard enjoying his football once again.
All of this means that Moyes’ stock is rapidly rising, and he is likely to be rewarded with a new three-year contract before his current deal expires in the summer, according to Times chief football correspondent Matt Lawton.
The West Ham boss has previously spoken about a new contract being in the pipeline, telling Sky Sports that:
“We’re pretty well down the line with my contract and I hope that we’ll get something confirmed.”
“It is more likely to be after the end of the season before we do anything. We don’t really want anything to get in the way of what we’re doing just now.”
Fresh terms would represent a fair reward for the highs that Moyes has delivered so far this season, and would leave West Ham fans excited to see where the Scotsman can take the club next season.
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