By Paul Robinson

21st Jul, 2020 | 7:00pm

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Paul Robinson has urged West Ham to hand David Moyes a long-term contract and sizeable transfer budget given the job he has done this season.

The former England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, was adamant that the Hammers are now safe and heaped praise on the 57-year-old.

A 3-1 win over relegation rivals Watford on Friday all but confirmed the club’s survival.

The Irons are now six points and 14 goals ahead of 18th-placed Aston Villa with just two games remaining.

Moyes appears to have saved the Hammers for the second time in his career after he helped them beat the drop in the 2017/18 season.

When asked by Football Insider if he deserves a long-term contract, which was not forthcoming in May 2018, Robinson said:

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“West Ham are safe now, absolutely. Moyes has done it again.

“He has proved what a top class manager he is. He was brought in last time to do the exact same and now he has done it twice.

“I would really like to see him rewarded because he wasn’t given the opportunity to manage West Ham last time. He has done absolute wonders so I would love to see him handed a long-term contract and a big budget.

“He is a top manager but he’s had a tough time since he left Manchester United. You do not become a bad manager overnight.

“His man management is there for all to see. These players are playing for him and he has got them all another season in the Premier League.

“If David Moyes is there next season West Ham will not be in a relegation fight.”

In other West Ham news, it can be REVEALED that contract talks with key man have been shelved.

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