Danny Mills has urged West Ham to secure manager David Moyes on a new contract before the January transfer window.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley, the former England and Manchester City defender claimed the Scotsman can lead the club to a top-six finish if he is given the backing.
Moyes’ current contract runs out at the end of the season and he insisted during the week that there have been no talks over a new deal despite reports to the contrary.
Before the visit of Manchester United, the Hammers had climbed to fifth in the Premier League after a run of three consecutive wins.
Asked by Football Insider whether the club should act quickly to secure Moyes’ future, Mills said: “I don’t think David Moyes is going to walk away anytime soon, or anything like that.
“To get him nailed down will help you plan for the future in terms of players coming is vitally important. That’s a must, that’s what they need to do.
“He went to Manchester United and it didn’t work out but when you’re looking at a team pushing for the top six or the top eight that’s David Moyes’ forte. He’s been there, seen it and proven it.
“There are not going to be any of the top four clamouring for his signature.
“But there’ll be a lot of other mid-table clubs that will have him if West Ham don’t get the deal done.
“David Moyes is a loyal character and I don’t think he’s looking to walk away anytime soon.”
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