West Ham should reward David Moyes with a new “long-term” contract amid reports linking with him the vacant manager’s job at Celtic.

That is the view of former Aston Villa and England striker Gabby Agbonlahor, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about where the Scotsman will end up next season.

Moyes is out of contract with the Hammers at the end of the season, although it has been widely reported that an extension will be automatically triggered in the summer.

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The Scottish Sun report Moyes is in the frame for the Celtic job along with Eddie Howe, Steve Clarke and Roy Keane.

Despite surrendering a 3-0 lead against Arsenal on Sunday, the Hammers are in contention to qualify for Europe.

They sit in fifth in the table, two points behind Chelsea who occupy the final Champions League place.

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Moyes played over 20 games for Celtic in the 1980s but left the club to continue his career in England with Cambridge United.

Asked whether he could see the 57-year-old returning to Parkhead, Agbonlahor delivered a one-word verdict to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “No.”

The former striker added: “He’s too settled at West Ham.

“They’ll reward him with a new contract at the end of the season, a long-term one, I’m sure.

“He won’t fancy that, no way.”


Moyes took over at the London Stadium for the second time in November 2019 and guided the club to safety in his first season back.

Now he is on the cusp of taking the Irons back into Europe since their ill-fated Europa League campaign in 2016.

In other news, a top pundit has claimed West Ham have saved “tens of millions” after a “superb” player agreed a new contract.