West Ham manager David Moyes has confirmed that his contract may expire at midnight after he ended the club’s season on a high by beating his former side Everton 3-1 at the London Stadium on Sunday.
Moyes, 55, was appointed as Hammers manager in November in the aftermath of Slaven Bilic’s sacking and he has since managed to secure the club’s Premier League survival.
Although he achieved what was undoubtedly his main goal in charge of West Ham, he confirmed in his post-match press conference on Sunday that his deal with the club expires in a matter of hours.
“Midnight, I think,” said the Hammers senior man when asked if he is out of contract, as quoted by Football.London.
“I’ll take my suit off at midnight okay, undo my tie a little bit…be back on the streets come midnight.”
Football Insider verdict
Moyes has done what was expected of him at West Ham. He barely had any backing by the owners and the circus that surrounding him for the season proves that he has done a half-decent job. A lot of managers may have buckled under the pressure of fans invading the pitch or besieging the director’s box, but the Scotsman showed true class and managed to grind out the all important wins that secured safety. The Hammers are in need of a rebuild in the summer and that is most likely going to start with the manager. David Gold and David Sullivan were quick to replace Bilic in November, but will they take more time in replacing Moyes? There’s also the chance they will offer him a new deal, though that seems unlikely. The playing squad also needs an overhaul, though there have been some inspiring performances by the odd individuals in recent weeks.
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