'We'll sort it out' - West Ham already know David Moyes's contract stance

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The Irons boss will unlikely see his contract extended beyond the summer transfer window

London Stadium is far from at peace following a recent flop in form which has seen West Ham slip to eighth place in the Premier League; drop out of the UEFA Europa League following quarter-final defeat to Bayer Leverkusen and win just four games out of 21 in 2024.

It is not the first time David Moyes has come under threat this season with cries for his removal heard back in February. However, a brief resurgence in form saw an end to such calls with the Scotsman’s European record once again proving crucial.

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David Moyes during the Irons' 2-2 draw with BurnleyDavid Moyes during the Irons' 2-2 draw with Burnley
David Moyes during the Irons' 2-2 draw with Burnley | Getty Images

This resurgence was not to last long and following the 5-2 defeat to Crystal Palace on Sunday, potential replacements for the 60-year-old ex-Manchester United boss have now already been named with Sporting Lisbon’s Ruben Amorim reportedly flying into London to discuss a potential move to Stratford.

When the Irons were in contention for a place in 2024/25’s European competitions, it had been imagined the London Stadium side would be desperate to pin down Moyes in a longer term contract with Moyes confirming he was in fact the party delaying proceedings - a decision he may well live to regret in the coming weeks.

Back in February, Moyes was asked on whether there was a contract on the table to be discussed, to which he replied: “I've had really good conversations with the owners, with David Sullivan and Karren Brady.

"There's a contract there for me and I'm the one deciding I want to wait until the end of the season. There are plenty of reasons [to wait]. I've got to make sure it's the right thing for the club, for me and my family," said the 60-year-old. “I've spoken to the board. I've had a fabulous four years. We'll sort it out but I'm happy to wait.”

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Despite the recent results, yesterday’s report from the BBC also indicates that the Irons will continue to wait until the end of the season before deciding on the Scotsman’s future. With only four fixtures left until the end of the campaign, the Irons hopes of 2024/25 European spots are rapidly fading away, especially when taking into consideration that three of the upcoming fixtures are against Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City respectively.

Moyes is now in his fourth year in his second stint at West Ham and has been one of the club’s most successful managers. In terms of win percentage, the Irons boss has secured a 47.1 percent win rate in his second spell at the club and, despite similar calls for his exit in the 2022/23 season, guided the Hammers to European Conference League glory last summer.

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