By Michael Brown

7th Dec, 2020 | 8:00pm

Pundit Exclusive: West Ham backed to imminently agree landmark contract after update

Michael Brown has backed West Ham to imminently secure manager David Moyes to a new contract.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham midfielder heaped praise on the Scotsman for his transformation of the Hammers.

Moyes told the press last week that he had not opened negotiations over a new deal despite reports to the contrary.

He has led the club to seventh place in the Premier League after 11 games including a run of three consecutive wins before the 3-1 loss to Manchester United at the weekend.

Asked if he thought the Hammers needed to get Moyes tied down, Brown told Football Insider: “Yes, I mean, he’s had a wonderful start, he’s out at the end of the season and I think he’s in a good place, I think the club looks healthier.

“I don’t think there’s any sort of rush to do it, I think because he’s such an experienced manager, David Moyes, he’ll be quite comfortable with the situation.

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“I’m sure the club might turn around and say: ‘You know what? We’re really impressed with you, let’s put a bit of stability in and let’s put the noises out there that we’re extending you by another year.’ I think it’d probably be a sensible thing to do very shortly.”

Moyes is in his second spell as manager at the London Stadium after not having his contract renewed at the end of the 2017-18 season.

He rejoined the club last December with the Irons just one point above the relegation zone and guided them to 16th place, five points above the bottom three.

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