Kevin Phillips has tipped West Ham to offer David Moyes a new contract after a “fantastic” start to the 2020/21 campaign.
However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Sunderland and Aston Villa striker claimed that the 57-year-old’s future will not be the priority at the London Stadium right now.
The former Everton and Manchester United manager has just seven months left on his current deal but the club do have the option of a 12-month extension.
Speaking after West Ham’s 2-1 loss at Liverpool yesterday, Moyes, as quoted by Football London, played down talk of a new contract and insisted that talks will happen “when the time is right”.
Phillips is adamant that the London club will want to keep hold of the Scotsman.
“They have started the season really well and finished last season fairly well,” he told Football Insider.
“It looks as if things are improving at West Ham.
“Contract talks between anyone right now, given the state of the game and the position that we are in globally, are not going to be the priority in terms of managers.
“You do not want to let players’ contracts run down but with managers we might see a change in the approach adopted by owners. I think it is something that we will have to get used to.
“West Ham will not want to lose David Moyes though because he has done a fantastic job.”
In other West Ham news, Noel Whelan slaughters player who started in loss to Liverpool yesterday.